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Laos dam project a black eye for Mekong cooperation

When the Lao national assembly last week approved a potentially destructive dam project just 2 kilometers from the border with Cambodia, the surprise announcement was yet another blow to the regional framework designed to protect the Mekong River.  ...

James Reddick
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15553/laos-dam-project-a-black-eye-for-mekong-cooperation/

River dolphin found dead by Laos border

A 200kg Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead at the border between Stung Treng province and Laos, bringing the dolphin death toll for 2015 to five, authorities said yesterday. Villagers in Koh La Ngor, in Preah Rom Kel commune, discovered the carcass on April 1, according to ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/river-dolphin-found-dead-laos-border

4 dolphins found dead this year, WWF says

As the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin population steadily declines, conservation groups have voiced concern that the critically endangered species may be swimming toward extinction if drastic measures are not soon taken to protect them. The numbers tell a depressing tale: From 2011 to 2014, 23 dolphins were ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/4-dolphins-found-dead-year-wwf-says

Threats as police, WWF officer probe logging

Seven police officers and an NGO staffer in Mondulkiri province escaped a potentially violent confrontation with illegal loggers on Wednesday, while a soldier who was accompanying the group claimed he received death threats from military police connected to the logging operation. Khleuv Krak, 40, a Royal ...

Phak Seangly and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/threats-police-wwf-officer-probe-logging

More Youth Involvement Needed To Settle Land Disputes, Groups Say

Local NGOs on Friday urged more participation in land dispute resolution by the nation’s youth. Youth participation can mean better laws, better application of those laws and greater respect for citizens, “especially for farmers and the poor,” said Chhit Sam Ath, executive director of the NGO ...

Kong Sothanarith
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/more-youth-involvement-needed-to-settle-land-disputes-groups-say/1795721.html

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