19 Mar '12, 10pm

Cambodia sells off national park for city-sized pleasure resorts

Photos: Cambodians rally as 'Avatars' to save one of the region's last great rainforests (05/31/2011) Two hundred Cambodians rallied in Phnom Penh last week to protest the widespread destruction of one of Southeast Asia's last intact lowland rainforests, known as Prey Lang. In an effort to gain wider media attention, protestors donned dress and make-up inspired by the James Cameron film, Avatar , which depicts the destruction of a forest and its inhabitants on an alien world. The idea worked as the rally received international attention from Reuters, CNN (i-report), MSNBC, and NPR, among other media outlets. Cambodia's wildlife pioneer: saving species and places in Southeast Asia's last forest (05/11/2011) Suwanna Gauntlett has dedicated her life to protecting rainforests and wildlife in some of the world’s most hostile and rugged environments and has set the trend of a ne...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0319-hance_botumsakor.html

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