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Myanmar in Deforestation Crisis

Myanmar's forest coverage is down to only a fifth of the country's total area and officials say they want a total ban on exporting wood to foreign countries.The country's Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Committee said Wednesday total forest coverage area was down to 24 percent in 2008 from 51 percent in 2005, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.

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Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Deforestation drivers
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Logging and timber
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 2012
License Creative Commons Attribution
Author (corporate) United Press International (UPI)
Publisher United Press International (UPI)
Publication date 2012
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Keywords V4MF,FLEGT,wood exporting,forest coverage
Date uploaded July 31, 2018, 20:19 (UTC)
Date modified July 24, 2020, 09:54 (UTC)