Ground zero in the highly dangerous and rapidly growing illegal luxury timber trade

February 25, 2016 | Posted in: News, Uncategorized

The illegal logging and the land grabbing in Prey Lang area and elsewhere in Cambodia is just going on and on. One cause of this deforestation is often overlooked: global demand for luxury timber. In the case of Cambodia, the Chinese craving for rosewood—which includes any number of richly hued timbers—has spawned an illegal multi-million dollar timber trade.

Swedish journalist Axel Kronholm reports from Cambodia and Prey Lang

Read more: http://fusion.net/story/272035/growth-of-the-illegal-luxury-timber-trade/