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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.

People visit Angkor Wat in Siem Reap province. (VOD)

Siem Reap Road Expansions Slice Up Businesses, Homes, Livelihoods

Hundreds of people are dismantling terraces, awnings and other structures in downtown Siem Reap to make way for road expansions — which for some will mean tearing down large chunks of their homes and businesses they say they have rights and titles to and on which they depend.