Replanting a Cambodian forest for peace and the environment

Buddhist monks

Buddhist monks

In the 1990s, a Buddhist monk from Cambodia started re-planting Prey Koki forest, a forest that had been destroyed by US bombing during the Viet Nam war and then further destroyed by logging companies.

The monk’s interest at first was to create a place to meditate. But as time went on, he realized that his forest could also help mitigate the effects of climate change on nearby farming communities. UNEP, the UN Environment Programme, tells us more.

Duration: 2’29″ last word + music at end of piece (12″)

Source: UNEP

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