On the banks of the Sesan River – អង្គុយ​ លេង​ នៅ​ ទន្លេ​ សេសាន

Brao man on the banks of the Sesan in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

Brao man on the banks of the Sesan in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

The gorgeous Sesan river in Ratanakiri, Northeast Cambodia.

If the planned Lower Sesan 3 and 4 dams are approved by the government (and financed by a Chinese or Vietnamese company), all of this will be under water someday; the Brao people, who’ve lived here for thousands of years, will be see their ancestral lands disappear. (Here’s a report on some of the impacts of the planned dams on this river)

I guess stealing their land to build rubber plantations isn’t enough….

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