The Ecologist

Cambodia's 'Elephant Valley' brings new hope to a last precious rainforest

An initiative to re-home abused, over-worked domestic elephants is supporting the conservation of one of Cambodia’s last and most species-rich rainforests, writes William Laurance. Growing ecotourism in the area, attracted by the elephants, is engaging indigenous communities in forest protection and helping to stave off ...

William Laurance
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2985902/cambodias_elephant_valley_brings_new_hope_to_a_last_precious_rainforest.html

Cambodia: local people risk everything to defend national park sold off to highest bidders

Botum Sakor national park is one of Cambodia’s biodiversity hotspots, where indigenous tribes have long lived in harmony with the forest and its wildlife, writes Rod Harbinson. But now they are being violently evicted as the park is being sold off piecemeal to developers for ...

Rod Harbinson
http://bit.ly/1NdKSoz

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