Cutting the future

Bokor Mountain Foot

This photo should have sound. It was taken on March 19 at 13:30 from the always spectacular view of the Bokor Hill Old Casino. It is possible to appreciate a great jungle that climbs the hill from the sea level, keeping a fascinating presence of endemic plants and animals like some species of bird raptors. Coming to this point for several times since 1999, it is possible to see the growing of some worrying white spots, but it was the first time I heard clearly the sound of chainsaws, like this:

In the photo you can appreciate also smoke… specially the Sihanouk Province woods burn during every dry season, many from natural accidentes and many from criminal hands. Nobody minds. At this span we will end all natural resources in Cambodia, cutting jungles, drying water sources, throwing garbage everywhere, from the sea to the hills.


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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (

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