Logging Burma's frontier forests. Resources and the regime. Burma holds more than half of mainland Southeast Asia's closed forest, and is often called "the last frontier of biodiversity in Asia.
Logging Burma's frontier forests. by Jake Brunner, Kirk Talbot and Chantal Elkin - August 1998. Having lost virtually all of their original forest cover, Burma's neighbors - China, India, and Thailand - rely increasingly on Burma as a source of timber. Most of the regional timber trade is illegal and, increasingly, these forests are being logged to support military action at the expense of human development needs such as health and education.
Logging Burma's Frontier Forests: Resources and the Regime.
Logging Burma's frontier forests : resources and the regime. Jake Brunner, Kirk Talbott, Chantal Elkin
Logging Burma's frontier forests : resources and the regime. Jake Brunner, Kirk Talbott, Chantal Elkin. The Pandas' Habitat at Wolong Nature ReserveAuthor(s): Thomas Brooks, Aaron G. Bruner, Jake Brunner, Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca, Rei Liu,Wang Sung, Xie Yan, Karen Baragona, Jianguo Liu, Marc Linderman. More). Jake Brunner KirkTalbott Chantal Elkin. 1. Burma holds half of the remaining forest in mainland 6. Satellite data show that forest clearing in Kachin State Southeast Asia. World resources institute. August 1998 Carol Rosen Publications Director. Having lost virtually all of their origi- more than tripled between 1978-1989 and 1989-1996, nal forest cover, Burma's neighbors-China, India, and that logging is responsible for almost half the de- and Thailand-rely increasingly on Burma as a forestation. Kachin State holds one of the region's last source of timber.
aggressive actions in Burma, the current regime seems proaches to forest conservation in this critical region . 17 Jake Brunner, Kirk Talbott & Chantal Elkin, Logging Burma’s Frontier Forests: Resources and the Regime.
aggressive actions in Burma, the current regime seems proaches to forest conservation in this critical region, to have only selective concern for Burma’s long-term based on the realities of development at the national. national sovereignty interests. and international levels. World Re-sources Institute, Washington, . 18 Chit Swe was recently removed from his office by SLORC, purportedly for ‘extensive’ corruption.
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Illegal logging is a pervasive problem, causing enormous damage to forests, local communities, and the economies of. a b Brunner, Jake; Kirk Talbott; Chantal Elkin (August 1998). Logging Burma's Frontier Forests: Resources and the Regime.
Illegal logging is a pervasive problem, causing enormous damage to forests, local communities, and the economies of producer countries. Despite the economic importance of trade in timber and forest products, major international timber consumer countries, such as the EU, have no legal means to halt the import of illegally sourced forest products, because the identification of illegally logged or traded timber is technically difficult. Cite error: The named reference :0 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
Increased investment by Asian logging companies from Malaysia and Indonesia is depleting the forests in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific at a higher rate and at greater cost to the environment. This South-to-South trade is causing an important shift in how forests are logged and who are the new buyers. This report reveals how these transnational Asian companies with lower logging standards enter into "private contracts" with corrupt local elites for short-term profits that totally ignore the benefits of sustainable forest management for the country's economy in the long run. The authors offer alternative solutions and recommendations on how to influence these transnational Asian logging companies to respect existing national laws and international legislation.