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Environmental problems loom in Myanmar

Myanmar elephant keeper Zaw Nyng Lin rests on a group of Teak logs Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the Shwe Pyi Aye Camp, in the jungles of central Myanmar. Myanmar has become notorious in the region for ignoring international and its own environmental laws in
Myanmar elephant keeper Zaw Nyng Lin rests on a group of Teak logs Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the Shwe Pyi Aye Camp, in the jungles of central Myanmar. Myanmar has become notorious in the region for ignoring international and its own environmental laws in


2007-10-14 - Rangoon, Myanmar , MICHAEL CASEY

Truckloads of illegal timber cross the Myanmar border to sawmills in China, while markets along the Thai border openly sell bear paws, tiger skins and elephant tusks. Further inland, the repressive military regime plans to dam one of Asia's purest rivers, and allows gold and gem mines to tear up hillsides and pollute groundwater for quick cash. Myanmar has become notorious in the region for ignoring international and its own environmental laws in a single-minded effort to make the money that env...



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