The Forestry Administration on Thursday said it could not comment on the accuracy of new, satellite-generated maps that suggest the government has been vastly overstating the country’s forest cover. Open Development Cambodia, an open data website, on Wednesday published a series of maps using U.S. satellite data indicating that only 46.3 percent of the country’s land mass was currently covered by forest and that the rate of deforestation was accelerating. In 2010, the last time the government released its own figures, it said that roughly 57 percent of Cambodia’s land was covered by forest. Since then, it has
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