THE CARDAMOM PROTECTED FOREST
WE STOPPED THE DAMMING OF THE ARENG RIVER!
The magnificent Areng Valley in Cambodia was threatened by an uneconomic Chinese dam. If it had gone ahead it would have wiped out endangered Siamese crocodiles and allowed loggers and poachers into the 'biodiversity jewel' that is the Central Cardomom Protected Forest, the largest remaining rainforest in SE Asia.
View the Rainforest Information Centre's 6-minute video clip of the actions by Buddhist monks and Mother Nature Cambodia which helped to stop the dam.
27.10.2015 The Guardian: Cambodia: peaceful direct action has saved one of our most beautiful forests
7/3/15 email from Alex
23/02/2015 Alex arrested and deported - - press release
21/02/2015 Civil Society Groups Condemn Use of Visa Denial to Curb Activism
19/02/2015 Villagers squeezed out of homes as forest fight heats up
06/01/2015 - Mother Nature's YouTube channel with Areng Valley videos
15/9/2014 - 10 activists arrested at the Areng Valley blockade - sign the petition!
17/9/14 Army sent to Areng Valley blockade
23/9/14 Voice of America Article
Latest issue of The Ecologist magazine: Areng valley 'Indigenous protests
Defenders of the Spirit Forest a film by Rod Harbinson, will premiere on 12 October at the Document - international human rights documentary film festival in Scotland.
26/3/2014 - Indigenous villagers and Buddhist monks blockade the entrance to the Areng Valley keeping out the largest dam builder in the world. Please help support them.See the story in yesterday's Phnom Penh Post. Latest news about this issue is always at Mother Nature
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION to save the Areng Valley before it is too late.
Please go to this page where, with a few clicks, an email will be sent to a dozen Cambodian decision makers asking them to stop the dam.
Cambodia Daily article 25th June
How to save the forests by ordaining trees as monks!
Facebook Event Page � please join and inform your Facebook friends
See articles in the Phnom Penh Post, Bangkok Post , The Global Mail and South China Morning Post Sept 1 2013
Chut Wutty: Tragic casualty of Cambodia’s dirty war to save forests
CHINA IS TOP DAM BUILDER, GOING WHERE OTHERS WON'T
FOR MORE INFO SEE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
A SUMMARY OF THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE PROPOSED ARENG VALLEY HYDROELECTRIC DAM, SOUTHWEST CAMBODIA
The Law of the People's Republic of China on Appraising Environmental Impacts
Photos thanks to Luke Duggleby