Photographer: Luke Duggleby

From: Bangkok, Thailand

Image credit: Luke Duggleby, Wrapping a surviving tree, 2013

Photographer description: Cambodian Buddhist monks and local villagers bless one of the remaining large trees in an area destroyed to make way for a banana plantation. Whilst arriving too late to stop the destruction completely, by wrapping an orange cloth around the remaining trees and praying, they are making the trees sacred with the hope to deter future loggers. Following uncontrolled forest destruction in the Central Cardamom Protected Forest (CCPF) in Southwest Cambodia, an eco-warrior monk movement had begun to try and protect areas of forest at risk.

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