Loss of forests accelerates as Myanmar opens for business

By Amantha Perera | Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:43 PM

YANGON, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is still home to some of the most pristine forests in Southeast Asia. But forest experts warn that Myanmar is fast losing its woodlands due to a combination of commercial logging, agricultural expansion and firewood harvesting.

According to the UN-REDD Programme, at least half of Myammar’s land of 667,000 square kilometres is still ...

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