Paper, Cooking Oil and Furniture Pose Threat to Burma’s Forests
Burma’s forests and unique fauna and flora will struggle to survive as the country opens up to foreign business investment.
That’s the warning from international organizations which say the threat comes from companies being squeezed in their own countries by environmental laws or land shortages due to palm oil and wood pulp production.
Decades of isolation have helped to keep Burma’s native forests relatively intact, but political reforms which are opening up investment opportunities are attracting Malaysian palm oil producers in particular.
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