Voices of the Forest: Cambodia

Video: Local stories of community forestry in Cambodia

Cambodia's picturesque landscape belies a harsher reality — mass destruction of the country's forests, two-thirds of which were handed over to commercial loggers in the early 1990s. Faced with a looming catastrophe and failing concessions, the government banned logging in 2001 and urgently sought ways to salvage and rehabilitate the forests. It decided to give some of them back to its people.