Luke Duggleby

Photographer
     
Cambodia's Cardamom Forest
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality: British
Biography: Luke Duggleby is an award-winning British freelance photographer who has been based in Bangkok, Thailand, for more than 15 years. He works predominantly in Asia but also in Africa and further afield shooting documentary, portraiture and editorial... read on
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Cambodia's Cardamom Forest
The Cardamom Mountains remains one of Southeast Asia's last great forests. One of the largest and most pristine areas of intact forest in Southeast Asia it covers an area of 2.5 million acres in Southwest Cambodia. The edge of this great forest formed one of the last strong holds of a retreating Khmer Rouge, who's presence helped preserve the forest as no-one dared to venture inside.

But with the Khmer Rouge gone and as Cambodia has opened up the forest has faced new dangers from all angles despite the allocation of Nationa Park status. Land enchroachment, poachers, illegal loggers, hydro-electric dams and even illegal drug distilleries have all been chipping away at its peripheries over the years and now venture deeper and deeper. How much of this great forest will be lost before real protection can finally save it?

Over the last 5 years I have travelled in to the Cardamom Forest to work on various stories ranging from the conservation of the Siamese crocodile, tracking down of illegal sassafras oil distilleries by forest rangers to a Buddhist-monk lead movement trying to prevent the construction of a ill-thoughtout hydro-electric dam. This gallery shows a selection of my photographs from these trips. 
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