Villagers in ‘Vanishing Forests’ are Losing Hope
July 3, 2010, 2:11 am
Filed under: Land Grabbing by the Rich & Powerful

Villagers in ‘Vanishing Forests’ are Losing Hope

by Moeun Chhean Nariddh

 

Once upon a time during the French colonial rule more than 100 years ago, it is said that two outlawed families were on the run after being hunted down by the French for a crime the husbands had committed in Kampot town.

 They ended up at a remote mountain on the edge of Kampot province, where elephants, tigers and other wild animals were still roaming around in the dense forests. As time went by, more people settled in the area and paved the way for the creation of a village near the foot of the mountain. Continue reading