Deforestation in Myanmar threatens biodiversity and communities

As Myanmar opens for business, a new report has found forest conversion for commercial agriculture is spreading at an alarming rate with devastating results for the country’s ethnic minorities and biodiversity. Forest conversion for commercial agriculture is accelerating at an “unprecedented rate” in Myanmar, putting the country’s biodiversity at risk and increasing the likelihood of […]

National Ecotourism strategy for Myanmar in the pipeline

ECOTOURISM in Myanmar is set to receive a boost with a national Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy underway. Working on the strategy are the Ministry of Hotels And Tourism (MOHT), Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, and the Myanmar Tourism Federation. The strategy is meant to support biodiversity, conservation, community-based income generation, and strengthen the […]