Farewell to One of My Favorite Coastal Escapes?
A $100 million seaport, a $400 million Chinese-backed coal power plant and a massive hotel development are threatening to destroy the last remnants of Cambodia’s coastal mangrove forests in Kep and Kampot (full Post article here). Sad news, but not unexpected in a country that grants concessions for vague economic projects that often never fully implemented (if at all).
The video below (from 4 minutes onward) is from my 2010 kayaking trip to through these mangroves. I returned only a few months later and nearly all of the mangroves on one side of the canal had been torn up and filled in.