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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/

Impact study on dam problem-ridden: WWF

The conservation NGO WWF today slammed developers of the Don Sahong Hydropower project for providing “flawed” and scientifically unsound impact assessments. In an analysis released today, WWF criticised the hydropower project’s Environmental Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment, finding both “riddled with problems such as inappropriate ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/impact-study-dam-problem-ridden-wwf

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

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