Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia on the Indochinese Peninsula. Cambodia has a tropical climate and is a major producer of timber. One of the key deforestation drivers has been agricultural expansion, both through small-scale clearing for farms and plantations, as well as through granting of forestland for large-scale agro-industrial development through Economic Land Concession. In Cambodia’s efforts to combat illegal logging, the government has introduced a moratorium on timber harvesting of natural forests and has allowed for community forest practices since 2003. 

Last updated: May 2023