In light of recent bust in Kachin state, officials meet to discuss the widespread illegal trade.
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Oct 14, 2007 (AP) – Truckloads of illegal timber cross the Myanmar border to sawmills in China, while markets along the Thai border openly sell bear paws, tiger skins and[…]
Burmese officials collecting bribes from timber smugglers despite evidence that illegal trade to China has dropped in recent years
Oct 21, 2009 (DVB), Deforestation in Burma continues to be a problem despite a drastic reduction in illegal timer exports into China, an environmental group has revealed. Illegal timber sales[…]
Illegal goods including jade and timber seized at Mandalay’s airport and jetties between November and April were worth around 150 million kyat (US$150,000), according to officials. Maj. Aye Min Oo,[…]
China’s proposed guidelines for timber trade are insufficient and should be replaced with a legally binding ban on illegal wood, environmentalists said. London-based Environmental Investigation Agency submitted recommendations to the[…]
Burma’s Ministry of Forestry has announced that the government has awarded more than 110 million kyat (US$110,000) over the last year to forestry officials, police and private citizens who have[…]
Burma’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry announced six months ago that a ban on the export of raw timber will go into effect on 1 April 2014. The Myanmar Timber Merchants Association has requested that foreign timber merchants cooperate with the government to stop illegal exports.
The Burmese government has announced a policy that will stop the export of raw timber starting next April. Environmentalists say the decision could save Burma’s forests. Burma is one of[…]
A load of 2.4 million stimulant tablets were seized by the navy off the coast of southeastern Burma’s Tenasserim Division last week, state-owned Myawaddy Television has reported. The seizure was[…]
Forests fast disappearing from the Irrawaddy delta’s Bogolay township as locals fear for their livelihoods and the environment