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Posts Tagged ‘Environment’ (39 found)

KESAN Report Endangered Elephant Need Protection

Today, the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) announces the results of their report, Endangered Elephants in Megatha Forest, Karen State, Burma. KESAN researchers found evidence that Megatha Forest is home to 15-18 elephants in 2-3 small groups of 3-7 individuals […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Environment: People, Problems, Policies

Burma is currently facing many threats to the natural environment and sustainable livelihoods, such as construction of large dams, oil and gas extraction, mining, deforestation, large-scale agricultural concessions, illegal wildlife trade and climate change […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Regime Neglecting Environmental Protection

New Report Highlights Need for Sound Environment and Development Policy Framework in Post-Election Burma

A new report highlights how Burma lacks any meaningful frameworks on environmental protection and sustainable development that would enable citizens to take part in decision-making about their country’s development, despite a recent transition to a military-dominated parliamentary political system […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Port Project Raises Concerns About Rights, Environment

A new deep-sea port and special economic zone in Tavoy, southern Burma, will bring much-needed infrastructure to the military-ruled country and be a boon to regional trade, but will also present serious risks to the local population and environment, according to experts […]

January 12, 2011  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Dam in China Disrupts River Trade at Major Burma Border Crossing

A recently built hydropower dam on the Longjiang River in China’s Yunnan Province is causing severe disruption to thousands of villagers relying on cross-border trade in Burma’s northern Shan State, according to a new report by local Shan researchers[…]

December 14, 2010  •  By Shan Sapawa Environmental Organisation and Shan Women Action Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thee Lay Thee Comedy Skit on Dams and Human Rights (Burmese w/ English subtitles)

Comedy group Thee Lay Thee perfom comedic skit on the junta’s dam projects, human rights violations and wasteful military spending.

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းမ်ားဆိုင္ရာ ကြန္ယက္အဖြဲ ့က စီစဥ္ျပီး သီးညီေနာင္နဲ ့ အႏုပညာရွင္ေတြ ပံ့ပိုးကူညီထားတဲ့ အစီအစဥ္ပါ.. စေနေန ့တိုင္း ထုတ္လႊင့္ေနပါတယ္..

July 12, 2010  •  By Democratic Voice of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Movement to Stop the Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam

In the last couple of weeks, protests against the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy river in northern Kachin state – Burma’s largest river and most important commercial waterway – have been gaining momentum. On 18 January, the Myitkyina Zonal Kachin Baptist Church, with 59 sub-divisional churches and 100,000 followers, held a 24-hour prayer service […]

January 29, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Junta’s Stalling Shows True Intent

Last week we reported how the military regime is progressing with its preparations for the planned elections. This week we look at the efforts of democratic and ethnic opposition groups to organize among themselves.

January 15, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report Highlights Impacts of Military-led Development Strategies in Burma and Urges Reevaluation of Community-based Natural Resource Management

A group of organizations concerned about the ongoing rapid destruction of Burma’s natural environment has published a new report which challenges the direction Burma is taking with regard to national development and argues that alternative resource management systems should be considered.

November 5, 2009  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤