Hunting for Wild Honey in Cambodia's Forests
Planned dams along Mekong river have drawn scrutiny from environmentalists, who worry about impact on migratory fish and water flow.
A public consultation organized by the Mekong River Commission opened in Pakse, Laos, Friday, where opponents continued to call for Laos to reconsider a controversial dam project.
Countries to submit national plans on dealing with climate change ahead of next December's summit in Paris.
Project is one of a series of planned dams in the Mekong River Basin that environmentalists say could harm an ecosystem critical for feeding millions of people in Southeast Asia
To commemorate this day and this collective protest, I would like to honor the indigenous women warriors of Areng Valley, who are speaking out and fighting to protect their land from the construction of a controversial dam.
Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer to mark International Human Rights Day. It is accompanied by a short film she produced looking at the lives of the women of the Areng Valley, who oppose a proposed hydroelectric dam there they say endangers their way of life.
The Mekong River Commission will hold a regional public consultation on Dec. 12 to discuss the project and hear objections.
Freshwater from the rivers of Cambodia are an integral part of life in Cambodia and a key element of the Khmer national character. The Mekong River Commission meets December 12 in Pakse, Laos to receive public input on the planned Don Sahong Dam, proposed by the Lao government to be built on a Mekong River site two kilometers from the Cambodian border and Steung Treng province. The MRC will take attendees on a field trip to the site on December 11.
Environmentalists say the dam would block the only year-round passage for fish migration between Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
The Stung Cheay Areng dam would flood at least 26,000 acres and displace more than 1,500 people from their ancestral homes, Kalyanee Mam warns.
Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood has been sent from Cambodia to China this year alone.
Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood were sent from Cambodia to China this year alone.
Traing Try wrote stories for several small papers, mostly about illegal logging and the illicit transport of timber from Cambodia to Vietnam.
Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer following the murder of journalist Taing Try. It is accompanied by a short film she edited in remembrance of him and the environmental issues Cambodia still faces. The following video is the short film.
Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer following the murder of journalist Taing Try.
The discussions over the Don Sahong Dam will start in Stung Treng province this week, near the Lao border, and continue through early December.
Some 2.2 million acres have been granted to companies, affecting 420,000 people, according to the rights group Licadho.
The dam is expected to flood five villages where some 5,000 people live.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is slated to deliver a speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York.
Representatives of global corporations, national governments and indigenous peoples resolved to work together to save the forests.
One was Chut Wutty, an activist who was shot to death by security guards in 2012 and the other was Chok Sopheap, a prominent activist.
Networks of fishing communities from Cambodia and Thailand call for Laos to halt construction of Xayaburi Dam in northern Laos and stop the planned Don Sahong dam near the borders.
Local activists and Gonzalez were asked to sign a pledge not to take more action to block the area in exchange for their release.
Global Witness says the Vietnam Rubber Group does not meet criteria for certification.
A new program by Conservation International has given people new methods for fishing—and saving money. VOA Khmer's Men Kimseng interviews John Martin, producer of the CI's visual story telling unit, who filmed Ros Sophy and her family on his recent visit to Cambodia.
A total nine hydropower dams are slated for completion by 2019, able to produce enough energy to power the country.
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum about sustainable development in Cambodia, organized by the Enrich Institute. The forum was held at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center with the financial support from the the Asia Foundation, the Voice of America and others. (Photo: Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer )
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum to discuss issues facing Cambodian development.
The expansion of rubber plantations in the Cambodian countryside is a major source of contention with villagers who are ousted from their land by companies.
Conservation International has recently finished a film titled "Field Chronicles Tonle Sap: Securing Food for Millions." Peter Stonier, the group's senior director of visual storytelling, tells VOA Khmer's Soeung Sophat about the film.
Spillover rate of diseases passing between humans and animals is increasing as the growing human population encroaches upon new habitats.
Once built, the hydropower dam will affect 26,000 hectares of land and 1,500 people of the Chong ethnic minority.
Conservation International works in more than 30 countries around the world to help protect and preserve our planet. In Cambodia, the group is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including something called a "hairy-nosed otter." The otter was once thought to be exti
In Cambodia, Conservation International is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including a rare species of turtle.VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey recently interviewed an official from the agency, Peter Stonier to discuss conservation in Cambodia.
Environmentalists say 20,000 of remaining 500,000 African elephants were killed last year, primarily poached for ivory to meet Asian demand.
Adhoc says at least 110 forestry activists are currently under threat, through lawsuit, violence or arrest, in the province.
Fish are the main source of protein for many Cambodians, who consume about 63 kilograms of fish per year.
Mann Sophal says hydroponic farming is easier than traditional farming, but it does require some know-how about the equipment and the water.