Rock mining project in Kampung Speu, Cambodia


<div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Description</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld"></td><td class="columns">This conflict involved a local community comprised of three neighbouring villages and a rock company. The local community was in the process of obtainging legal title for their community forest. A rock company, bought plots of land from community memebers on land adjacent to the community forest. The company started to clear trees and crops in what the community perceived to be their forest, causing dust and noise pollution and triggering conflicts.</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Basic Data</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Name</td><td>Rock mining project in Kampung Speu, Cambodia</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Country</td><td><a href="/country/cambodia">Cambodia</a></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Province</td><td>Kampung Speu</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Accuracy of Location</td><td>MEDIUM regional level</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Source of Conflict</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (1st level)</td><td>Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (2nd level)</td><td>Land acquisition conflicts</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Specific Commodities</td><td><a href='/commodity/land'>Land</a><br /><a href='/commodity/biological-resources'>Biological resources</a></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Project Details and Actors</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Details</td><td class="columns">No specific information</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Level of Investment (in USD)</td><td>No specific information</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Population</td><td>Rural</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Potential Affected Population</td><td>3 villages</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Relevant government actors</td><td>Forestry Administration (FA) and Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Environmental justice organisations and other supporters</td><td>None at the moment</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">The Conflict and the Mobilization</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)</td><td>LOW (some local organising)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">When did the mobilization begin</td><td>In REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Groups Mobilizing</td><td>Indigenous groups or traditional communities</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Forms of Mobilization</td><td>Property damage/arson<br /> Threats to use arms</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Impacts</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Environmental Impacts</td><td><strong>Visible: </strong>Air pollution, Food insecurity (crop damage), Noise pollution</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Socio-economic Impacts</td><td><strong>Visible: </strong>Loss of livelihood, Land dispossession<br /><strong>Potential: </strong>Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Other</td><td>Crop and tree loss plus cessation of logging activities</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Outcome</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Status</td><td>In operation</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Pathways for conflict outcome / response</td><td>Project temporarily suspended</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Do you consider this as a success?</td><td>Not Sure</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Why? Explain briefly.</td><td>Conlict was ongoing at the end of the study so outcome of it has not made known.</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Sources and Materials</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">References</td><td><table><tr><td><p> Yasmi, Y, Kelley, L., Muriyarso, D., Patel, T. (2012) The struggle over Asia's forests: an overview of forest conflict and potential implications for REDD+, International Forestry Review, 14(1): 99-109.<br/></p></td></tr></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Meta Information</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Contributor</td><td>Hao Phan, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, [email protected]</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Last update</td><td>19/04/2015</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>
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