Sre Ambel

Jeff Kisseloff

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In 2004, Wayne McCallum was living in Christchurch, New Zealand, when he had the kind of epiphany that changes lives. After working years toward his PhD on “the participation of communities in environmental activities,” he realised it wasn’t enough to write about the environment; he needed to experience it. Hoping to work for a rainforest, he came across a position with the American Friends Service Committee and was sent to Sre Ambel, in south-west Cambodia, to spend a year demarcating and managing the community forest surrounding the town.

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