Myanmar: World’s Largest Tiger Reserve Clearcut for Plantations

Myanmar: World's Largest Tiger Reserve Clearcut for Plantations - Environment News Service, September 26, 2010
In August, Myanmar officials formally announced that the entire remote Hukawng Valley would be designated as a Protected Tiger Area. They trumpeted the creation of the world's largest tiger reserve in the valley in Kachin State...
But less than a month later, a report and video released by a network of civil society groups and development organizations in Kachin State shows that one of Myanmar's most powerful tycoons has been, and still is, clear-cutting forests across the tiger reserve to put in sugar and tapioca plantations and to plant jatropha for biofuel...


The full report: Tyrants, Tycoons and Tigers by the Kachin Development Networking Group

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