Seeking quick returns, Chinese investors are driving a scramble for plantation land in parts of northern Myanmar.
One of the ugliest features of the modern world is the exploitation of natural resources for private gain irrespective of its consequences for the environment and the larger community, especially the poor majority.
- Conflict over how best to protect the biodiversity of Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region may be contributing to the rapid loss of its forest cover.
- Habitats of globally threatened species, including the critically endangered Gurney’s pitta and recently discovered geckos, face destruction due to logging, agriculture and other human pressures.
The Yunnan-based company has been criticised as secretive as some question whether it is equipped to run such a project
Main photo: The entrance to Namjin village seen on March 6 (Photo- Chan Thar/ Myanmar Now)
Like different land management systems across the world, land management systems varied in different territories.
Sai Wansai — Among stories dominated with the handling of Covid-19 pandemic and the escalation of Arakan armed conflict together with its human rights violations committed against the civilians, a less mentioned issue and rare report of Military or Tatmadaw land confiscation and the local protest against it made headlines recently in southern Shan State.
Communities in biodiverse Tanintharyi Region are spurning big, top-down projects and seeking recognition for their own approach to conservation.
Land Equity International seeks an experienced and motivated Team Leader to join the Mekong Region Land Governance project team.
YANGON—A Kachin lawmaker voiced concerns in the Upper House of Parliament about an Australian-backed company’s plan to conduct a feasibility study for a large-scale mining exploration project in an area of Myanmar’s northernmost township with snow-capped mountains and a largely untouched environment.
- Agricultura sustentável
- Pesca Sustentável
- Conservação da Biodiversidade
- Projetos de tecnologias sustentáveis
The following story is developed from remarks at TEDxJakarta 2019.