Cambodia

  • N. Mark Collins
  • Jeffrey A. Sayer
  • Timothy C. Whitmore

Abstract

Until the 1970s, Cambodia was a tranquil backwater in the heart of Indo-China. It had extensive forests whose valuable timber was largely unexploited, some of Southeast Asia’s most important wetlands and the Khmer Ruins, a spectacular reminder of the turbulent history of the region. Then the Vietnam War spilled over into the country, and for 20 years every aspect of Cambodian life was totally disrupted. Data on the remaining extent and condition of Cambodia’s forests are extremely poor. The only mapped information dates back to 1970 and statistical data to 1980.

Keywords

Burning Migration Depression Rubber Sponge 

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© IUCN 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Mark Collins
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Sayer
    • 2
  • Timothy C. Whitmore
    • 3
  1. 1.World Conservation Monitoring CentreCambridgeUK
  2. 2.International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, GlandSwitzerland
  3. 3.Geography DepartmentCambridge UniversityUK

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