Expat Ben Davis and family, defending Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary, conflicts with villagers

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Re: Expat Ben Davis and family, defending Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary, conflicts with villagers

Post by jmagic » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:37 pm

Cambodia would be better off to eliminate all these anti-logging laws. They do nothing to protect the environment, they only make sure that the powerful receive all the benefit from the destruction.
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Re: Expat Ben Davis and family, defending Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary, conflicts with villagers

Post by Barang chgout » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:42 pm

fax wrote:AmericanSteve, do you understand the meaning of "wildlife sanctuary"?
....in Cambodia.....

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Re: Expat Ben Davis and family, defending Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary, conflicts with villagers

Post by that genius » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:52 pm

If it moves, eat it. If it doesn't, chop it down.
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Post by AmericanSteve » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:11 pm

Cambodia would be better off to eliminate all these anti-logging laws. They do nothing to protect the environment, they only make sure that the powerful receive all the benefit from the destruction.
This could get you shot in some circles. Also the idea that the Earth could support upwards of 15 billion people, if we could just do it right, would also get you shot in some places.
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Re: Expat Ben Davis and family, defending Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary, conflicts with villagers

Post by Arget » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:22 pm

I was going to reply and say that there is more chance of being shot by a cop or in a school shooting in the US than in Cambodia but that would probably be insensitive so I wont.
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Re: Expat Ben Davis and family, defending Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary, conflicts with villagers

Post by Firefly » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:49 pm

Global Witness claims environmentalists are now twice as likely to be murdered than journalists around the world.

Cambodia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, third only to Nigeria and Vietnam, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

I think it was earlier in this thread someone posted a link re how the EU are opening up trade for Vietnam. Some of that hard wood will be heading west, what for? A quick google tells me it's good for parque flooring. Parque flooring is descimating the planets last hardwood rainforests??? Seriously???

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Re: Expat Ben Davis and family, defending Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary, conflicts with villagers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:58 pm

Firefly wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Global Witness claims environmentalists are now twice as likely to be murdered than journalists around the world.

Cambodia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, third only to Nigeria and Vietnam, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

I think it was earlier in this thread someone posted a link re how the EU are opening up trade for Vietnam.
Some of that hard wood will be heading west, what for? A quick google tells me it's good for parque flooring. Parque flooring is descimating the planets last hardwood rainforests??? Seriously???

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Re: Expat Ben Davis and family, defending Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary, conflicts with villagers

Post by Firefly » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:08 am

I have this vision of the middle class west eco protestors bemoaning leaving the EU and the rainforest destruction whilst planning their back to nature hard wood garden terrace.

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Re: Expat Ben Davis and family, defending Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary, conflicts with villagers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue May 01, 2018 10:21 am

Interview with Ben Davis.

Fighting to gain villagers’ environmental support
1 May 2018
Ben Davis, an American national from Oregon, and his wife, Sharyn Davis, an Australian national, have been living in Cambodia since the early 1990s. With the support of villagers, the environmental activists established a community forest (CF) in Preah Vihear province’s Rovieng district which eventually became part of the Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary.

But the villagers have recently turned on them, collecting thumbprints for their eviction, because they have been blocking their illegal forestry activities. Mr Davis talked to reporter May Titthara about the developing situation.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50485232/f ... l-support/
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