Three ethnic minority communities in Mondolkiri province’s Pech Chreada district are drafting a petition to send to provincial authorities in an attempt to resolve a land dispute in which part of their communal land has been granted to other communities and private landowners. In June, officials from the three ethnic communities of Pulu, Lames and Puochar in Bosra commune—better known as vil*lages 5, 6 and 7—submitted documents with the Min*istry of Land Management’s cadastral department in order to apply for a 10,000-hectare communal land title designed to protect their ancestral lands and register 350 Bunong families as the rightful owners.
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