End Illegal Logging Threatening Protected Forest Areas

Target: Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

Goal: Find and punish illegal timber smugglers responsible for causing damage to forests.

Despite the existence of laws forbidding it, timber smugglers have been logging large swaths of jungle in Cambodia and illegally shipping the wood into Vietnam and China. The Cambodian government has done little to slow down this lucrative trade, which has resulted in the mass destruction of large areas of protected forest. We must demand that these smugglers be caught and brought to justice before Cambodia’s last old growth forests disappear forever.

The forests of Cambodia are home to a number of unique and endangered species of animals, including wild dogs known as dholes, banteng oxen, elephants and leopards. Without mature forest stands, these creatures will be left without a home and may become extinct as a result. With Cambodia’s recent crackdown on free speech and independent media, it is feared that these conservation issues will be covered up as the illegal logging continues.

Cambodia must honor its own legal code and ensure that this illegal timber trade be brought to an end. Sign this petition and demand that more be done to track down the smugglers and punish them severely.


Dear Prime Minister Sen,

The lush rainforests of Cambodia are home to a wide variety of unique creatures, including dholes and banteng oxen. These animals and others like them will likely face extinction if the last mature forests are cleared by illegal timber smugglers that have run rampant across your nation. They have targeted protected areas of jungle and are selling the harvested rosewood and other types of hardwood on the black market in Vietnam and China.

You must enforce the existing laws that make the clearcutting of protected forest areas illegal, and pledge to hunt these smugglers down. We, the undersigned, demand that you ensure they are brought to justice and severely punished under Cambodian law.


[Your Name Here]

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  2. GEN AGUSTSSON says:


  3. The forest is home to so many wonderful creatures, it’s their only home. They also act as carbon sinks, absorbing excess carbon in the air. We shouldn’t be so self – centered, we are all connected one way or the other!

  4. Logging globally = increase of severe weather.
    No intelligence left?
    May God show no Mercy!

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