Late last year I worked with a team from OXFAM America to the farthest northeast corner of Cambodia. We travelled past the Se San river too a few kilometers from the Vietnam border, is a village of 237 indigenous Jerai families called Taing Se.Most of the area even in this most remote corner of Ratanakiri province is being clear cut, burned, and replaced by rubber trees and cassava, but there are still some forests around Taing Se.
Glen Poch, 28, with her nephew in Taing Se. She says her village has the right to manage their communal lands. “I don’t want anyone invading these lands.” Photo by Patrick Brown/Panos for Oxfam America.