Myanmar is in the midst of rapid economic and social change, with dramatic consequences for land tenure. Under the military regimes that ruled Myanmar since 1962, the state was the main landowner, either directly or (after 1988) via proxy companies.
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- 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.