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