Fishermen in Arakan State are being pushed out of their fishing grounds by bigger foreign commercial vessels. The fishing industry has grown unchecked and unregulated for 30 years and fish stocks have depleted significantly.
Hundreds of activists set off from Rangoon by foot on a march to Myitsone, the source of the Irrawaddy River, to call for the complete shutdown of a China-backed hydroelectric mega-dam project at the site.
The Karen National Union say they will not allow the Hatgyi dam on the Salween River in Karen state to resume until a peace agreement has been made.
Residents in Kanbauk, Tenasserim Division stage a protest against several oil and gas companies for allegedly destroying roads and causing health problems in villagers
Residents in Latpadung’s Kangon village are calling for the suspension of an acid factory, which locals say, is making them ill.
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.
Thabyaw lake in Mandalay division is being contaminated from pesticides and overuse, causing the villagers to contract diseases such as hepatitis.
More than 100 farmers in Irrawaddy division say they will take legal action against a local fishery company, claiming the firm’s operations cause extensive flooding to their farmland.
Residents from 23 villages in southern Shan state, who have been relocated to make way for the Upper Paunglaung Dam project, have urged the government to keep its promise in providing them with compensation and basic facilities in their new location.