12 Apr '11, 8pm

Success! Elephant corridor saved in Cambodia: via @actionalerts

Success! Elephant corridor saved in Cambodia: via @actionalerts

A surprising reversal has made environmentalists and animal welfare advocates ecstatic. In February, the Cambodian government approved the construction of a huge titanium mine in the middle of the Southwest Elephant Corridor in the Cardamom Mountain rainforest in Cambodia. This area is home to more than 100 endangered Asian elephants and many other endangered and at-risk species. Prime Minister Hun Sen reversed his February agreement with the United Khmer mining group and has denied permission to continue with the titanium mine. A press release Friday morning said: "Due to the concerns of the impact on the environment, biodiversity and local livelihoods [Prime Minister] Hun Sen has announced to not permit the titanium mining operation that is located in Koh Kong province." Over 90,000 Care2 members signed two petitions advocating for the protection of this rainforest and t...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/cambodian-go...

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