For over a decade, the government of Cambodia has granted several private companies concessions to mine mangrove forests for sand. Each year, millions of metric tons of sand are shipped to Singapore to enlarge this island nation's land mass, while Cambodia destroys its only natural protection against erosion, rising sea levels, tsunamis, and hurricanes and lays waste to a vital and fragile ecosystem that thousands of families depend on for their livelihood. Yet the people of Koh Sralau are resilient, as long as the land remains.


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