On July 28, The Capture Project was held at Felix Café in BKK to raise awareness among Cambodian consumers regarding the impact of buying and eating wildlife meat. The insidious on-the-ground impact caused by the blanket snaring of forests is not well known. The Capture Project aims to inform the public onthe impact of wildlife meat consumption on biodiversity as the first step towards effective behaviour change.The Capture Project is a coalition of Cambodian artists and conservation NGOs working in Cambodia, including the Wildlife Alliance, WWF, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International, Fauna and Flora International, Birdlife International Cambodia and Free The Bears.
The event revealed a prestigious first showing of art created for the project by local artists Apple Love and Tol Sopheap, including provocative photographs of Cambodian models (including Sothy Sith and Peter Phoeng) with simulated injuries similar to those of snared animals and an elephant sculpture constructed from 10 different kinds of snares, designed to catch birds, reptiles and mammals.
The art will then be publicly displayed in Daylight Plaza, Aeon Mall, on August 3, and there will also be a number of live performances. Photos by Hong Menea
The Post visited the Lakhon Khol Youth of Cambodia dance group as they practised at the Royal University of Fine Arts in preparation for a performance on Sunday at Beltei International University.
Following last week's events, when Prime Minister Hun Sen proposed redistributing the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s National Assembly seats among minor opposition parties, the controversial amendments were passed a