Forests and forestry

Forest policy and administration

Making Yangon a green city

As Myanmar develops and urbanises, buildings, roads and bridges that meet international standards alone will not do. It is also important to systematically grow and preserve trees and green spaces in the city. The example of modern buildings together with parks is a popular trend in developed ...

Myat Moe Aung

Timber Company in Cambodia Continues to Collect Wood From Protected Forest Areas

A timber company in Cambodia is ignoring environmental protection laws by transporting felled trees by night from protected forests in the country, activists said on Monday. The Oeun Sovann Company, operating out of Kampong Thom province, has not been punished or stopped from ignoring conservation laws, ...

Study examines forest loss in Mekong region

Dramatic forest degradation and loss in the Greater Mekong region have both their causes and potential solutions rooted in forest governance, according to a recent publication by researchers from the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), the University of British Columbia, and WWF. (The full ...

Karen Mo

Heritage site or home? Indigenous Thais fight for right to forest

Hundreds of indigenous Karen people in Thailand face evictions from a national park that authorities wish to turn into a World Heritage Site, joining millions in a similarly precarious situation as authorities worldwide push tough conservation laws. The Kaeng Krachan is Thailand’s biggest national park, sprawled ...

Exploring wetland along upper Mekong River in Stung Treng

Trees with aerial roots exposed over the water, white sand islets dotted across limpid water, Irrawaddy dolphin pools and critically endangered fish breeding pools among braided channels and flooded forests; these are just some of the attractions drawing tourists from around the world to the ...

Raksmey Hong

Illegal logging claims refuted

Forest activists in Battambang province’s Samlot district said on Thursday that a company that has received an economic land concession (ELC) in the area is trading timber from outside its ELC boundary. The activists said Rath Sambath, whose ELC is located near the Phnom Samkos Wildlife ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Blood-hued Phayung almost gone as corrupt officials pave way for logging

BY KAENG E-KHIEW Waterfall in northeastern Buntrik-Yod Mon Wildlife Sanctuary a mature male elephant lay dead, with traces of a highly volatile bullet left in its mouth and its bud. Another AK47 bullet was found buried in its ribs. A check of camera traps installed one ...

PIYAPORN WONGRUANG

Civil society organisations discuss forest governance in Mekong region

Representatives from civil society organisations, government line agencies and donor organisations met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss the strengthening of non-state actors for improved forest governance in the Mekong region. Keep reading   ...

Vientiane Times Reporter

Vietnam to use satellite data to monitor forests, water resources

Scientists and natural resource management agencies will no longer have to pay for optical images for forest inventory and surveys after the Vietnam DataCube, a satellite database, is put into operation. Keep reading ...

Thien Nhien

Laos signs Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation agreement

Laos has signed an agreement on the Establishment of the Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation and is the 10th country to sign this document. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo signed the agreement on behalf of the government, according to a statement from the ...

Asean LIP Reporter

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