Environmental Protection Efforts in Cambodia in 2009

in Environmental Threats

Authorities seized 2,700 cubic meters of illegally logged wood in Cambodia in 2009, up 400 cubic meters from 2008.

From 2006 till 2009, the Ministry of Agriculture has seized more than 11,000 chainsaws from illegal loggers and destroyed over 3,000 of them.

In addition, about 2,000 kilograms of dead and alive animals were confiscated from wildlife traffickers in Cambodia in 2009.

Source:  Khouth Sophakchakrya, “Illegal logging and wildlife trafficking prosecutions up,”Phnom Penh Post, January 7, 2010.

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