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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

[Vietnamization: Logging, Military, Border] Meanwhile... Illegal logging in Cambodia fuels Vietnam’s timber industry

A truck carries giant logs felled illegally in a Cambodian national park, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency. (EIA photo)

Illegal logging in Cambodia fuels Vietnam’s timber industry

Bangkok Post | 8 May 2017

A damning report by a UK and US-based NGO alleges that systemic bribery in Cambodia and Vietnam has enabled wood logged in protected forests in Cambodia's Ratanakkiri province to be smuggled over the border.
According to an article in the Khmer Times, in a five-month long investigation by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) between November and March, the group allegedly found 300,000 cubic metres of wood were harvested on an “unprecedented scale” from two national parks and one wildlife sanctuary in the Cambodian province before being smuggled to VietnamRead more...
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