How much money has deforestation generated over the last 20 years?

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How much money has deforestation generated over the last 20 years?

Post by juansweetpotato » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:45 pm

We all know that Cambodia has lost a lot of it's forest over the last few years, but how much money has been generated in total by the sale of this wood. Yes, it's another hard to gauge sum, but there must be a way to work this out. Is it above or below 10 billion, 20 billion, 30 billion? Has anyone ever seen any data on this?
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Re: How much money has deforestation generated over the last 20 years?

Post by boozyoldman » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:30 pm

One source - the precise details are forgotten - claimed that Lon Nol's generals began stripping out forests in 1970, a mere 47 years ago
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Re: How much money has deforestation generated over the last 20 years?

Post by juansweetpotato » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:39 pm

boozyoldman wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:30 pm
One source - the precise details are forgotten - claimed that Lon Nol's generals began stripping out forests in 1970, a mere 47 years ago
Here's what Wiki God has to say
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation_in_Cambodia
Cambodia is one of the world’s most forest endowed country that has not yet been drastically deforested. However, massive deforestation for economic development threatens Cambodia’s forests and ecosystems. Cambodia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, third only to Nigeria and Vietnam, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).[1]

The Cambodian government has played a large role in shaping the use of the country's forests. An unusually large area of Cambodia has been designated as protected areas, about 20% of the total land mass, but many protections have subsequently been overruled by concessions sold to both national and foreign companies for agricultural and industrial developments, even in national parks. The government has been broadly criticized domestically and internationally for these contradicting policies, a general lack of enforcement of environmental laws and have faced pressures to practice a more sustainable forestry overall. The fate of Cambodia’s forests will largely affect local communities that rely on the forests for their livelihood.

Deforestation has directly resulted from poorly managed commercial logging, fuel wood collection, agricultural invasion, and infrastructure and urban development. Indirect pressures include rapid population growth, inequalities in land tenure, lack of agriculture technology, and limited employment opportunities.[2]

Cambodia's primary forest cover fell dramatically from over 70% in 1970 at the end of the Vietnam War to just 3.1% in 2007.[3] Deforestation is proceeding at an alarming rate, with a total forest loss at nearly 75% since the end of the 1990s. In total, Cambodia lost 25,000 square kilometres of forest between 1990 and 2005, 3,340 square kilometres of which was primary forest. As of 2007, less than 3,220 square kilometres of primary forest remain, with the result that the future sustainability of Cambodia's forest reserves is under severe threat.[4]
We now know that almost a billion dollars worth of sand has been sold, surely the wood far outperforms those figures?

How much luxury hard-wood does a square kilometer of prime lumber forest hold on average?
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Re: How much money has deforestation generated over the last 20 years?

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:18 am

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