03 Jun '11, 11pm

Cambodians Dress Like Na'vi From "Avatar" To Save The Rainforest #care2

Cambodians Dress Like Na'vi From "Avatar" To Save The Rainforest #care2

Last week, hundreds of Cambodians donned costumes and make-up inspired by the James Cameron film, Avatar , to protest the widespread destruction of Prey Lang, one of Southeast Asia's last intact lowland rainforests . A brilliant ploy to attract media attention, the face paint and funny hats got the protesters noticed by Reuters, CNN (i-report), MSNBC, NPR and other international media outlets. Prey Lang's most significant threat comes from rubber companies, which have been granted permission to harvest thousands of hectares of rainforest by the Cambodian government . According to Mongabay , Cambodian villagers were rebuked by the local government for trying to organize a protest against the rubber companies in March. 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 village...

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