Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Crisis

Tree cover loss in Cambodia has accelerated faster than in any other country in the world since 2001, so fast that Prey Lang, one of Southeast Asia's last great forests, is disappearing. Supposedly that has alarmed Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, who in February threatened to fire rockets at illegal loggers. Environment Minister Say Samal doubled down four months later, claiming that the “large-scale timber logging” the country used to see had “entirely ended.”

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