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Cambodia Experiences Rapid Rate of Forest Loss

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Among countries with accelerated rates of deforestation—Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Uruguay, and Paraguay among them—Cambodia ranks above them all with an annual loss of 14.4 percent of its forests between 2001 and 2014, according to researchers at the University of Maryland, who used Landsat data to track their rates. In that time period, Cambodia lost 5,560 square miles of forests.