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Chinese gold miners ‘illegally’ tearing up Cambodian wildlife sanctuary

 

The leaching ponds at Late Cheng’s mining site in Sochet commune, Kampong Thom province, pose a contamination threat to the waterways inside Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. Image by Gerald Flynn / Mongabay.

 

KAMPONG THOM, Cambodia — “The company operates as they please. We’ve asked the authorities for help, but they won’t do anything for us,” said Bunnarith*, a lifelong resident of Snang An village in the densely forested province of Kampong Thom. “The people living in Snang An live here in misery.”

Read full article from Mongabay here: Chinese gold miners ‘illegally’ tearing up Cambodian wildlife sanctuary (mongabay.com)

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