Burma Deforestation

Myanmar Deforestation

A Suu Kyi is stepping up the fight against deforestation, an environmental official said on Thursday. Burma has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. "Burma has one of the highest forest loss rates on Earth.

Deforestation rates and related forestry indicators in Myanmar

49.0% â "or about 32,222,000 hectaresâ "of Myanmar are wooded. Changes in forestry cover: Myanmar saw an anomaly of 466,500 ha of forests disappear each year between 1990 and 2000. This corresponds to an avarage deforestation ratio of 1.19% per year. From 2000 to 2005, the growth of forests rose by 13. Overall, Myanmar suffered 17 losses between 1990 and 2005.

8 percent of the wooded area or around 6,997,000 ha. Myanmar suffered 13 losses in the 1990-2005 measurement of the overall habitats transformation rates (defined as changes in forested area plus changes in forested area minus net extension of plantations). 9 percent of its wood and forestry area. Business Overview: Burma is a resource-rich nation suffering from state control, ineffective macroeconomic policy and bitter countryside inequality.

Myanmar has been incapable of achieving budgetary or budgetary stabilization, leading to an economies suffering from serious cyclical disparities - this includes strong growth, several formal currency parities overvaluing Burma's kyats, and a biased interest system. US imposed further slowing down currency inflows due to US imposed on Burma - among them a prohibition on Burma's import of goods and a prohibition on US personnel providing any kind of finance in reaction to the May 2003 assault by the Myanmar authorities on AUNG SAN SUU KYI and its group.

In December 2005, the biggest privately owned bankers stayed dead, so that the privately owned banking industry had little chance of accessing loans. The external economic data released are highly undervalued due to the scale of the illegal immigration and illegal frontier trading, often estimating one to two fold the value of the government economic activity.

Burma's trading with Thailand, China and India is increasing. Although the Myanmar authorities maintain good business ties with their neighbours, a better business environment and enhanced policy conditions are needed to encourage external investments, export and tourist flows. Myanmar's towns and city areas with more than 100,000 inhabitants All data are estimated for 2002.

Areas of Conservation, Plant and Animals Biological Diversity -- United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). UNCLOS - Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture (UNESCO) - Programme sur l'homme et la biosphère. 2005.

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