World | Environment

China's Insatiable Demand For Timber Destroys Cambodia's Forests

NPR | Jan. 30, 2013 5:29 p.m.

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Michael Sullivan

Cambodia’s forests are being destroyed at a dizzying pace, with much of the wood destined for China. Much of the logging is carried out illegally — and people who get in the way of the loggers face violence and in some cases death. Michael Sullivan has the story of an environmentalist who was killed in southern Cambodia while documenting the trade.

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