Environmental Protection Efforts in Cambodia in 2009

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.

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Deforestation in Colombia From Drug Producers

Black market cocaine cultivation in Colombia has lead to the loss of 2.2 million hectares of tropical forests in the country. For each hectares of cocaine that is grown, three hectares of forests is illegally logged and clear. For each gram of cocaine consumed, four square meters of the rain forest in Colombia was illegally logged and destroyed.

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