PLCN cancels annual Prey Lang ceremony

As reported this week by the Khmer Times PLCN has decided to cancel the annual celebration of Prey Lang that was meant to take place this week. The celebration usually contains a Buddhist ceremony that involves a blessing of the forest performed by Buddhist monks. The network announces, that the ceremony is cancelled because network … Read More

Fires are burning down Prey Lang

We are at the peak of the fire season and fires are currently destroying natural forests in Prey Lang and in the rest of Cambodia. Satellite images from NASAs Earth Observatory showed that on February 3, 2018 more than 1,800 fires were burning all over Cambodia. NASA observed only a fourth of this number in … Read More

PLCN raises awareness about Prey Lang with big ceremony

All forest crimes in Prey Lang should be stopped immediately. This will be the message to Cambodian authorities, the press and civil society when nearly 400 members from the Prey Lang Community Network meet later this month for a ceremony in Prey Lang. In the ceremony, which also will have participants from civil society organizations … Read More

PLCN’s fight for Prey Lang covered by Huffington Post

  This week, the fight to save Prey Lang has once again gained international media attention. The international news site Huffington Post brought an extensive and captivating piece on the forest crimes happening in Prey Lang and the people, that are trying to save it. In the story, you can also see a 360 video made … Read More

The Cambodian National Bird is Losing Habitat in Prey Lang

The continuous deforestation of the Prey Lang forest, does not only have massive effects on the people living in the local communities in and around the forest. Also, some of the wildlife species are endangered by the loss of dense forest area. One of the rarest birds in the world, the Giant Ibis, the national … Read More

Indigenous Groups to Play Leadership Role in Forest Protection

The 17th of November 2017, both marked the ending of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP23, as well as a fresh start for the indigenous groups worldwide. For the first time ever, COP23 talks led to an official acknowledgement of indigenous groups, for their important role in protecting forests and fighting climate change. This … Read More

Climate Changes in Kampong Thom Province

The following interview with Mr. Minh Ny concerns the local effects of climate change in his community in Sandan district, Kampong Thom Province. Where do you see climate changes in your local community? I see climate changes in the whole area. Especially the district of Sandan suffers greatly from these changes, now more than ever … Read More

COP23: A Voice From Cambodia

Cambodia hopes for higher ambitions from developed countries, and pledges for more cooperation between developed and developing countries during the climate summit COP23 this week. Representatives from The NGO Forum on Cambodia have travelled to Bonn, Germany to attend the annual meeting which is held from 6 to 17 November under the Presidency of Fiji. … Read More

Global Lack of Protein Could Kill 150 Million by 2050

New research shows that the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere causes a rise of sugar levels in our foods – this makes other nutrients such as minerals, vitamins and protein drop. The research measured nutrients in fruits and vegetables over the past 70 years, and found a significant decline of minerals, vitamins and proteins … Read More

Phorn Sopheak on Local Climate Changes

In this video PLCN member Phorn Sopheak and her husband talk about how climate change affects their village A Chen in Kratie, close to Prey Lang. Sopheak and her husband work in the ricefields everyday, but climate change is causing long periods of drought which makes it hard to grow rice. Sopheak states how cutting … Read More

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