11 Apr '11, 1am

Cambodian prime minister cancels titanium mine project citing impact on biodiversity and local people

Cambodian prime minister cancels titanium mine project citing impact on biodiversity and local people

Cambodians prevented from protesting destruction of their forest (03/10/2011) Cambodian villagers fighting to save their forest from rubber companies have been rebuked by the local government. Two days in a row local authorities prevented some 400 Cambodian villagers from protesting at the offices of the Vietnam-based CRCK Company, which the villagers contend are destroying their livelihoods by bulldozing large swaths of primary forests. Authorities said they feared the villagers would have grown violent while protesting. Cambodia approves titanium mine in world's 'most threatened forest' (02/15/2011) The Cambodian government has approved a mine that environmentalists and locals fear will harm wildlife, pollute rivers, and put an end to a burgeoning ecotourism in one of the last pristine areas of what Conservation International (CI) recently dubbed 'the world's most threat...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0410-hance_titanium_cambodi...

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