Save the Areng Valley and the Siamese crocodile

Save the Areng Valley and the Siamese crocodile

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The magnificent Areng Valley in Cambodia is threatened by an uneconomic Chinese dam. If it goes ahead it will wipe out  endangered Siamese crocodiles and  allow loggers and poachers into the 'biodiversity jewel' that is the Central Cardomom Protected Forest.

Please ask the Cambodian  Prime Minister  to save the Areng Valley before it is too late.

The magnificent Areng Valley in Cambodia is threatened by an uneconomic Chinese dam. If it goes ahead it will wipe out  endangered Siamese crocodiles and  allow loggers and poachers into the 'biodiversity jewel' that is the Central Cardomom Protected Forest.

Please ask the Cambodian  Prime Minister  to save the Areng Valley before it is too late.

Save the Areng Valley petition - please sign below

Dear Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen,

Re: Areng Valley hydropower dam

Before giving any approval to the Areng Valley hydropower dam, please carefully consider its many negative impacts.

If it proceeds, the dam will wipe out the world’s largest remaining wild population of Siamese crocodiles. It will destroy 10.000ha of the Central Cardamom Protected Forest (CCPF), which is critical habitat for 31 endangered animal species including the Asian Elephant and the Arowana or Dragon Fish. Access roads and electricity transmission lines for the dam will cut through the CCPF and nearby forests, increasing access for illegal loggers and poachers. The dam will flood nine Khmer Daeum villages and their ancestral farmlands and 'spirit forests'. Local people will be forcibly relocated to a known elephant migration route, without adequate consultation or compensation. It will be a poor return on investment, producing limited dry-season electricity (only 60 megawatts) at very high cost.

Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen you have a unique opportunity to safeguard the Khmer natural and cultural heritage of the Cardamom Mountains from this destructive dam.

Please protect the Areng Valley and the endangered Siamese crocodile as a source of Khmer national pride before it is too late.

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