Cambodia’s Amazon under threat

Cambodia’s Amazon under threat –, March 7, 2012
…Last year, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen approved a 9,000-hectare rubber plantation in the forest despite its status as a protected area. The government says the deal will boost local welfare, but a recent investigation has revealed the extent of illegal logging in the forest to make way for the rubber plantation.
“When we see the tools used for cutting logs we must destroy them in this area after we take pictures as evidence,” Vuthy said as the team set about documenting the evidence of the illegal logging during their second investigation…

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