Wild elephants can sometimes be a risk to humans living near forests. But at other times, the elephants can also become great co-workers. How do forest communities get organised to live with the pachyderms? To find out more, we meet with FFI in the Cardamoms, an NGO that supports communities to better manage these assets.
All forests belong to the government and on this basis, should be protected. That is why people cut and burn the wood in haste, to claim the land as theirs. Also, more and more forests are being given out as concessions for businesses. In the process, the forest is cut down. Are they using forest land to reclaim investment on the sale of the wood? Is it necessary to give forest land?
Cambodia is recognised as one of the remaining havens for some specias of primates that are almost extinct in other places. Yet, there are monkey farms operating in the country. Where are the animals coming from? Is it ethical to operate this business?