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  • Research on the roles and contributions of indigenous women in sustainable forest management in Mekong countries/Asia

    Overview and summary of country-level research in Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar regarding the role of indigenous women in sustainable forest management.

  • U4 Expert Answer: Overview of Corruption in Burma (Myanmar)

    U4 is a web-based resource centre for development practitioners who wish to effectively address corruption challenges in their work. Expert Answers are produced by the U4 Helpde...

  • A Conflict of Interest: the Uncertain Future of Burma’s Forests

    ‘A Conflict of Interest: the Uncertain Future of Burma’s Forests’ is the first report on logging and conflict in Burma by Global Witness. Global Witness is a British-based non-g...

  • ITTO Tropical Forest Update

    A newsletter from ITTO to promote the conservation and sustainable of use tropical resources.

  • Baseline Study 4, Myanmar: Overview of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade

    Myanmar remains one of the world’s only countries with no prohibitions on log exports. The country provides much coveted teak and other hardwood logs to the region and beyond. S...

  • Current State of the Development and Implementation of the National Code of Harvesting Practices in Myanmar

    A country paper presented by U Khin Zaw, Deputy General Manager (Planning), Myanma Timber Enterprise, Ministry of Forestry, Union of Myanmar at the International Expert Meeting ...

  • Overdue Diligence: Teak Exports from Myanmar in Breach of European Union Rules

    Following an investigation into the placement of Burmese teak from Myanmar onto the European Union (EU) market, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has submitted legal ...

  • Myanmar Timber Legality Assurance System (MTLAS) Gap Analysis Project: Final Report

    This report outlines the results of the Myanmar Timber Legality Assurance System (MTLAS) gap analysis exercise. It documents the existing MTLAS and describes some of the gaps ob...

  • Country Progress Report: Myanmar at 6th Sub-regional Workshop on Timber Legality Assurance

    This presentation is from the 6th Sub-Regional Workshop on Timber Legality Assurance. It considers forestry in Myanmar and the chain of custody for forest products, including an...

  • Timber Trade Country Profile - Myanmar

    According to the FAO (2015) Myanmar has around 29.0 million hectares of forested land, which constitutes to 44.2% of the total land area. Around 28.1 million hectares are primar...

  • Community Forestry in Myanmar: Progress and Potentials

    This paper is the main output of a research project initiated by Pyoe Pin, and led by ECCDI with support from the University of East Anglia, whose aim has been to fill the gap i...

  • Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015: Country Report - Myanmar

    FAO, at the request of its member countries, regularly monitors the world´s forests and their management and uses through the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA). This coun...

  • Myanmar in Deforestation Crisis

    Myanmar's forest coverage is down to only a fifth of the country's total area and officials say they want a total ban on exporting wood to foreign countries.The country's Natura...

  • Myanmar balances forestry exports with preservation

    The forestry sector has been vitally important to Myanmar. When the country was isolated by sanctions, the selling of logs and wood helped bring in desperately needed hard curre...

  • Global Forest Resources Assessment 2016: Country Report - Myanmar

    FAO, at the request of its member countries, regularly monitors the world´s forests and their management and uses through the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA). This coun...

  • Resources and Rules of the Game: Participation of Civil Society in REDD+ and FLEGT-VPA Processes in Lao PDR

    Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) aims to achieve its purpose by working across multiple sectors and involving multilevel actors in reducing ...

  • Framework for Assessing Legality of Forestry Operations, Timber Processing and Trade Annex

    This publication is produced by TRAFFIC and WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network.

  • The Parallel Evolution of REDD+ and FLEGT for Improving Forest Governance

    This presentation is from an expert exchange on the implementation of FLEGT and REDD+ in October 2018. It is an introductory presentation to create a common understanding of FLE...

  • Synergies Among Social Safeguards in FLEGT and REDD+ in Cameroon

    This paper presents (i) a comparison of the social safeguards of the FLEGT-VPA and REDD+ processes and an explanation of their commonalities and differences, and (ii) an explora...

  • Gateway to International Timber Trade

    According to the FAO (2015) Myanmar has around 29.0 million hectares of forested land, which constitutes to 44.2% of the total land area. Around 28.1 million hectares are primar...

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