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ELCs bring no benefits to local communities: study

A study looking at economic land concessions in Ratanakkiri province has found that, contrary to the oft-repeated government narrative, they have brought almost no benefits to local communities. Speaking at a launch event for the study yesterday, one of the researchers behind it, Dr Neth ...

Funding a priority at COP22 climate conference

A Cambodian delegation arrived in Morocco on November 7 for the start of the COP22 international climate change conference armed with reasons why the country should receive international funding to fight global warming. “We will deliver a statement at COP22, and one of the points is ...

ACIAR extends support to forestry sector

The Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research is ready to continue assisting people’s tree plantings in northern Luang Prabang province and will also extend support to the wood processing sector in Laos. The extension in support comes after the ACIAR project achieved success in the ...

‘A major concern’: plantation-driven deforestation ramps up in Borneo

Borneo, home to animals like orangutans, rhinos, elephants, and proboscis monkeys is also host to some of the fastest plantation expansion in the world. Now, a new study published on September 9 in Nature’s open access journal Scientific Reports examines how much of this expansion has been happening ...

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