Representatives of 17 different groups say the Hoang Anh Gia Lai company, which received funding from the bank’s International Finance Corporation, devastated forest lands affecting up to 2,000 families.
Seventeen different groups joined in the complaint, claiming the Hoang Anh Gia Lai rubber company had destroyed forestry lands affecting as many as 2,000 families.
Public service announcement discourages purchase of tiger bone paste, used to treat joint problems and believed to improve sexual performance.
The proposed dam project is planned for later this year, despite challenges from environmentalists and Cambodian and Vietnamese governments.
Supporters of the 17 hill tribe groups from northeastern Cambodia say they believe the complaint will meet World Bank standards for review.
Security forces razed some 300 cottages of villagers in two provinces Thursday, lighting them on fire and kicking out their occupants in reserved forest areas.
The IFC has invested in the company, Hoang Anh Gia Lai, which the groups say is responsible for damaging their culture, livelihoods, lands, forests and other natural resources.
Members of the Kuoy hill tribe say they want the companies, Rui Feng and Lan Feng, to relinquish some 7,000 hectares of land that where granted by the government as part of 18,000 hectares in concessions.
The figure was a 24 percent drop from the same survey a year ago—prior to July’s marred elections and the political impasse and violent protests that followed.
Opportunities to see gibbons in the wild are extremely rare but now an eco-tourism initiative in Cambodia is offering tourists a chance to see them up close.
The Oddary Meanchey project was the first to be implemented, and seeks to safeguard 13 different communities across 64,000 hectares of forest.
Ngeth Moses, ICT coordinator for the Community Legal Education Center, told “Hello VOA” Monday that new tools are making it easier for so-called citizen journalists to emerge.