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Timber Trade Country Profile - Myanmar

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 Profiles - Geographical areas and sites
Language of document
  • English
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forest trade and finance
  • Forests and forestry
  • Logging and timber
  • Sustainable use forest
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
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The Timber Trade Portal is made possible with financial support from: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC), French Fund for the World Environment (FFEM), and the European Union (EU).

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License Creative Commons Attribution

Author (corporate) European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)
Co-author (coorporate) Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT)
Publisher European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)
Keywords V4MF,FLEGT,Timber Trade Country Profile
Date uploaded July 27, 2018, 20:40 (UTC)
Date modified July 24, 2020, 11:16 (UTC)