What's With the Latest Forest Destruction on Koh Rong ?

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What's With the Latest Forest Destruction on Koh Rong ?

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:26 am

This video was posted on the Koh Rong Community - Locals & Expats social media page on 18 February 2020. It appears that someone is clearing land in forest ajacent to the High Point Koh Rong Adventure Park.

It is unclear if this clearing is legal or illegal. Does anyone have more information ?
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Re: What's With the Latest Forest Destruction on Koh Rong ?

Post by fazur » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:56 am

90% of the time you would make money betting illegal
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Re: What's With the Latest Forest Destruction on Koh Rong ?

Post by Duncan » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:52 am

Maybe something to do with removing the big trees , so the little trees have room to grow . Cambodians would call it conservation.
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Re: What's With the Latest Forest Destruction on Koh Rong ?

Post by cptrelentless » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:38 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:26 am
This video was posted on the Koh Rong Community - Locals & Expats social media page on 18 February 2020. It appears that someone is clearing land in forest ajacent to the High Point Koh Rong Adventure Park.

It is unclear if this clearing is legal or illegal. Does anyone have more information ?
There are no national parks on the island, so any of the trees can be chopped down. The Royal Group own the lease for the whole island, so it's probably them.
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Re: What's With the Latest Forest Destruction on Koh Rong ?

Post by John Bingham » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:34 pm

Probably building an "eco resort". :?
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Re: What's With the Latest Forest Destruction on Koh Rong ?

Post by bucknaked » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:48 am

we rode around some of Koh Rong in December on scooters

heading around the Sok San area we kept passing new[ish] basic brick rendered houses that were all abandoned, just one house nothing else around it, some still had AC units inside, then a couple of clicks down the road another
saw loads of them, whats that all about?

nothing much around that side of the island, hardly any beach
Even the ugly ones
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Re: What's With the Latest Forest Destruction on Koh Rong ?

Post by Cruisemonkey » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:14 am

When the trees are gone they will level it, build a runway with infrastructure and start direct flights to/from Wuhan. :shock:
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