Karen pastors and community leaders expressed their concerns – but by the end of the meeting they were satisfied to go ahead with a pre-feasibility study. The “no dams” signs were later taken down.
In northern Burma, increasing demand for bamboo shoots is adding to the rate of deforestation.
Karen activists have again confronted JICA, saying they are being shut out of discussion as a string of development projects are planned.
Ornithologists in Bagan are calling for the protection of four rare bird species native to the region, as they say an increase in tourism to the ancient site is threatening the birds’ habitats.
Large-scale agricultural projects in northwestern Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley are seriously threatening tiger numbers in Burma.
One hundred and fifty people have been made homeless in Mingalardon Township, Rangoon, after a whirlwind swept through the neighbourhood on Monday morning.
Around 4,500 people who are living on land that has been earmarked to be used by the Thilawa Special Economic Zone meet with operators and investors of the project.
Aung San Suu Kyi launches the State of the Tropics report in Rangoon, which reveals just how crucial the regions are to the world’s future.
Environmental groups in Mandalay are fed up with the level of pollution in one of their biggest scenic spots – so they’ve taken matters into their own hands.
Farmers who painstakingly replanted a 700-acre mangrove forest in the Irrawaddy delta have been told the forest will be destroyed. They’ve taken their objections to Naypyidaw in the hopes of meeting the president.
A collective of ethnic Matu people – a major sub group of the Chin – are working on an initiative to replace slash and burn farming in Matupi Township with sustainable agriculture methods.
After two months of walking across the country, a group of campaigners dubbed the ‘Myitsone marchers’ reach Sagaing Division’s Katha district.