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Identifying Conservation Issues in Kachin State

Kachin State in northern Myanmar is home to many biological hotspots, including subtropical moist forests, hill forests, alpine meadows and broadleaf and conifer forests (Olson and Dinerstein 1998). Global Witness (2005) reported considerable unease about the scale of illegal forest activities in Kachin State. Kahrl et al. (2004) analysed the China–Myanmar timber trade and its implications for forests and livelihoods in Myanmar’s Kachin State and the Yunnan Province of China. They found that China’s demand for timber was an underlying cause for the unsustainable harvest of valuable forests in Kachin State. This chapter discusses data resulting from a study complementary to an earlier one by Webb et al. (2004). Findings and analysis in this previous study were based on a literature review, remote-sensing data and stakeholder interviews in Yangon and Mandalay.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Logging and timber
  • Sustainable use forest
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright Yes
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© ANU E Press and Asia Pacific Press 2007 Open Access. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

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Asia Pacific Press Crawford School of Economics and Government The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200 Ph: 61-2-6125 0178 Fax: 61-2-6125 0767 Email: Website:

Author (individual) Tint Lwin Thaung
ISBN number 9781921313370
Publication place Canberra, Australia
Publisher ANU E Press and Asia Pacific Press
Publication date 2007
Pagination 19
General note

This is a chapter of the book titled, "Myanmar: The state, community and the environment."

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