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Community rangers dispose of a poisoned giant ibis in Chheb Wildlife Sanctuary, Preah Vihear province on April 14, 2020. (Wildlife Conservation Society)

Can Domestic Tourism Save Local Economies and Forests?

The rise of domestic tourism offers a glimmer of hope for rural families struggling under the weight of the pandemic and economic crisis, but more work is needed before visits to Cambodia’s ecotourism areas can offer something special for local visitors, observers say.

Two local residents point out villagers’ farms falling within the potential bounds of a new airport development in Mondulkiri province. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Dispute Brewing Around Proposed Ecotourism Airport

O’REANG DISTRICT, Mondulkiri province — With guards standing by, threatening to quash any potential protest, an excavator dug closer to the Bunong communal burial grounds,

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Hun Sen Defends Record at UN Human Rights Council

Calling last year’s effectively opposition-less national election an improvement in democracy, Prime Minister Hun Sen told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday that his government reflected the will of his people.