Territorialisation of natural resources and environmental management

Authored by: Mak Sithirith

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415625210
eBook ISBN: 9781315474892
Adobe ISBN: 9781315474885


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Cambodia covers an area of 181,035 square kilometres. It borders Vietnam in the east, Laos in the north-east, Thailand in the north and west and the Gulf of Thailand in the south (RGC, 2008a). It remains a largely agrarian country with a rich endowment of fertile land and forest resources and an abundance of fisheries. Natural resources and agriculture are the basis of economy and livelihood, and indeed have been so since the Angkor Empire prior to the twelfth century (Chandler, 1992).

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