For nearly 20 years, the Prey Lang forest that spans four Cambodian provinces has been shrinking.
What started as a relative trickle in 2000 was on a serious uptick by 2013. But by 2016, when 432,000 hectares of the forest was designated as a protected wildlife area, illegal logging there was so rampant that some 100 square kilometers (39 square miles) of forest cover were cleared that same year.
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