Buddhist monks fight to protect Mother Nature, in my country


Buddhist monks in my country, Cambodia, walk through a community forest during a protest against the Stung Cheay Areng hydropower dam in Koh Kong province late last year. Activists say the forest will be entirely flooded by the proposed $400 million development.

The Areng dam would displace about 1,300 ethnic Chorng people, according to government figures released this week. The plan affected 113 species of birds, 53 of mammals, 43 of fish, and 31 of reptiles in the area. According to the study in the first phase conducted during November-December 2013, it affected 1,318 people accounting for 349 families in three communes which are seven villages.The plan was opposed by activists from Mother Nature Cambodia and opposition party.

Photo credit: The Phnom Penh Post/Daniel Quinlan


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  1. Ajay Agnihotri

    October 2, 2014

    Beautiful post Jendhamuni.good morning and have a pleasant time ahead.

  2. Shriprakash Pandey

    October 2, 2014

    Hi, Jendamuni Sos! We should learn from Buddist Monks and support them for nice cause

  3. Prafulla Kumar

    October 2, 2014

    Theyba for a cause.may god help them.

  4. Carlos Bation

    October 2, 2014

    Hi brothers praying for safety ..STAND and UNITE to protect mother nature

  5. Jayesh Thakkar

    October 2, 2014

    It is better to inform international wildlife conservation society and verious related organisations providing data of effected species, parallely with a peaceful protest in a very organised way. Good morning Jendhamuni Sos.

  6. Carlos Bation

    October 2, 2014

    Good morning mother nature..morning jenh.

  7. Meri Brizzi

    October 2, 2014

    Good morning Jendhamuni ! Thanks for the beautiful and interesting post …

  8. Vipin Maurya

    October 2, 2014

    Happy dassehra you and ur family

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