Cambodia’s Sand Dredging Scourge

As city footprints grow across Asia, Cambodian rivers pay the price

Sand-dredging from the Cambodian coast and the Mekong River and its tributaries to be used as land reclamation has long been an environmental scourge for the kingdom, particularly in Koh Kong province, with its myriad of rivers and sprawling mangrove forests at the foot of the Cardamom Mountains.

Indonesian and Malaysian rivers and bays have suffered as …

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