Mother Nature Cambodia is regularly featured in the media, both in Cambodia and internationally.
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Mother Nature Cambodia (MNC) is a movement of volunteers devoted to the protection of Cambodia's most precious asset: our nation's natural resources. Our direct, innovative and peaceful campaigns have so far been effective at holding the Cambodian authoritarian government and private entities to account and at influencing public opinion at all levels of Cambodian society. Also, we have played a fundamental part in inspiring countless Cambodians - especially youth - to stand up and demand not just the protection of the country's natural resources but also positive and meaningful change in society. Mother Nature Cambodia relies on contributions from individuals as well as small and medium-sized grants from partners to keep expanding.
We use donations to:
+ Support our brave - and at risk - activists; Directly as a result of our very effective work in exposing the destruction of the country's natural resources, MNC activists have been time and again harassed by the government and its non-independent courts. Since 2015, 11 of our frontline activists have been arbitrarily jailed for anything from 4 and a half months to 14 months, simply for wanting to protect our country's increasingly-at risk environment. Donations such as yours play an especially vital role whenever we have activists in jail, or under strict court supervision, for example allowing the activists to buy much-needed extra food rations, or providing much-needed financial support to their families.
+ Expand the scope & nature of our work; We are constanrtly trying to find ways to not just stay active despite the increasingly-repressive nature of the Cambodian regime, but also to expand and grow. While MNC got started in 2012 merely as campaign to stop a (senseless) hydroelectric dam from being built - a campaign which btw we won! :) - since then we have expanded into other issues such as: excessive marine and riverine extraction of sand causing dramatic decline in fishstocks as well as riverbank collapses; raw sewage being dumped into pristine beaches, illegal privatization of the country's islands and other protected areas, and many other issues.
MNC has very strict anti-discrimination policies in place. At least half of our members identify as female, while we also take pride that at least a quarter of our team identifies as LGTBIQ+.
MNc has relied heavily on self-made short and to-the-point videos to highlight the country's worst environmental issues. Despite the regime's almost total control of the media, and despite relentless repression against Cambodian activists who dare to make public statements, our videos have time and again gone viral inside the country. This video from 2020 - exposing how excessive extraction of sand is indeed the main cause behind the widespread collapse of homes and land into the Mekong River -
Watch it on Facebook here;