Hello I am Botumroath Lebun and I am the public relation officer for Wildlife Alliance. I am going to take you to meet our rangers in the field. Meet Chamroeun, 34, from Sre Ambel patrol station. Chamroeun explained: “The luxury wood was confiscated in Prek Pnov commune. The offenders dumped them in the river and left the scene.  The market price of timber is around $1,200 per cubic meter. In September, we had seized 5 cubic meters that is worth $5,000. The woods that we confiscated were transported to the station and stored here.  They belong to the government.”

Cambodia’s Forestry Law states that the logging of rare tree species such as rosewood is strictly prohibited. Authorities have said that the luxury wood is destined for markets in Vietnam and China.