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Facing threats and intimidation, indigenous communities in Cambodia defend natural resources

In the northeastern province of Ratanakiri in Cambodia, the Highlanders Association supports indigenous communities in their struggle to protect vital natural resources — the land, rivers, and forests that have been inextricably linked to the lives and collective identities of indigenous communities for centuries. Development in this corner of country often comes in the form of land concessions for rubber plantations, mines, dams, and logging, funded by private companies and development banks.

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International Accountability Project works to defend the rights, land and livelihoods of people threatened by destructive development projects.

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