Cambodia: A resurgence in illegal logging takes its toll
กัมพูชา : การฟื้นคืนการตัดไม้ผิดกฏหมายโดนเก็บค่าผ่านทาง

Cambodia: A resurgence in illegal logging takes its toll – Economist, December 17, 2011
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
…Slung along the Thai-Cambodian border, the forests of the Dangrek mountains were once brimming with the luxury wood. But rosewood stocks have fallen precipitously in recent years as illegal logging has run rampant. For Cambodian loggers, that means having to push farther into Thailand’s territory—risking capture, injury or death.
…Environmental groups say it is now led by Cambodia’s armed forces. A long-running Thai-Cambodian border dispute that flared up in early 2011 around the temple of Preah Vihear has been a boon for the trade: the army has free access to surrounding areas that others do not…

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