Myanmar’s Logging Export Ban Aims to Protect Shrinking Forests

YANGON — Myanmar’s more than $6 billion trade in illegal timber has continued despite attempts to limit logging, according to a new report released by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and a logging export ban set to begin April 1 may not be enough to save the country’s shrinking forests. According to official figures, […]

Myanmar’s log export ban to hurt businessmen but help forests

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar will ban the export of raw timber logs from April 1, choking off profits in a sector that provided critical funding to the country’s former military rulers for decades, as a new reformist government steps up efforts to save forests. Myanmar has some of Asia’s largest remaining expanses of forests, from […]