Prey Lang | One Forest, One Future

by Paul Stewart August 08, 2012

Prey Lang is the largest primary lowland dry evergreen forest remaining in both Cambodia and the Indochinese Peninsula. With an estimated 600,000 people relying on the forest for survival, logging and mining interests have the potential to destroy this critical, fragile and ancient forest habitat. This 12 minute short documents the struggle of locals against the logging and the remarkable Prey Lang forest.

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Producer Jocelyn Pederick
Director Ben Pederick
Contact write the producer
Website http://mouthtosource.net/rivers/preylang
Year produced 2008
Production Company Weekend Pictures
Paul and Kay Sanderson
Paul and Kay Sanderson says:
September 29, 2008

Having visited Cambodia we have seen Large tracts of the countryside denuded of natural forest, and the complete lack of wildlife, particularly birds.Of course rice must be grown to feed the people.
What wonderfull thing it would be if the forest main resource was the sale of carbon credits, [ccs].
Once the forest is logged, the resource is gone, and the damage to the environment and the water resources probably cannot be reversed.
Ccs seem to be at least part of the answer.
Good on you for helping draw attention to this very real world issue.

chhunly
chhunly says:
June 01, 2011

The gouvernement should protect this treasure of Cambodia. In the futur this forest can become a destination for eco-tourism etc. I hope that Cambodia will not become like Brazil who destroy their own resource

Jonathan
Jonathan says:
May 31, 2012

как говаривал Марк Твен: “The coldest wietnr I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Тихий Океан на западном побережье штатов вообще холодный.

Sun Chanveasna
Sun Chanveasna says:
November 07, 2012

I'm very concerned about it. It's such a hot issue that the government needs to make tie to survive the wildlife, the environment, and other useful resources for Cambodians in the entire country.

Sun Chanveasna
Sun Chanveasna says:
November 07, 2012

I'm very concerned about it as well. This is such a hot issue that the government needs to make tie to preserve the wildlife, the fresh environment, water and other useful resources for Cambodians in the entire country.

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