Cambodians rally to save one of the region's great rainfores

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#1)  Cambodians rally to save one of the region's great rainfores

Postby edfrank » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:57 pm

Cambodians rally as 'Avatars' to save one of the region's last great rainforests
Jeremy Hance
May 31, 2011


Two hundred Cambodians rallied in Phnom Penh last week to protest the widespread destruction of one of Southeast Asia's last intact lowland rainforests, known as Prey Lang. In an effort to gain wider media attention, protestors donned dress and make-up inspired by the James Cameron film, Avatar, which depicts the destruction of a forest and its inhabitants on an alien world. The idea worked as the rally received international attention from Reuters, CNN (i-report), MSNBC, and NPR, among other media outlets
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