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According to the FAO (2015) Myanmar has around 29.0 million hectares of forested land, which constitutes to 44.2% of the total land area. Around 28.1 million hectares are primary or otherwise naturally regenerated forest and around 944 thousand hectares are planted forest. The full 100% of the forest area is owned by the state, but certain management rights can be granted to communities or private companies. However, there are some forest areas (about 41000 ha) that are not under “state ownership”, but are brought under community forests owned by the local people with long-term lease permission of the government.

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Field Value
Document type Archived web content
Language of document
  • English
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Logging and timber
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright No
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Version / Edition 2016
License Creative Commons Attribution
Author (corporate) European Timber Trade Federation
Publisher Timber Trade Portal
Publication date 2016
Keywords V4MF,FLEGT
Date uploaded May 18, 2018, 19:25 (UTC)
Date modified March 18, 2020, 20:32 (UTC)