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Protection of elephants in Burma and Myanmar
Fighting for the elephant's life in Burma is crucial to the art's continued existence. It is a genuine expectation that the biggest Asian bull sanctuaries, combined with the greatest concentrations of bull specialists on the African continents, will keep the bulls thriving. Although this information resource is regarded as the best available resource, it is hard to obtain and provide scientific verification of precise information on abundant population.
Although Burma's numbers of savage bulls have declined drastically over the past 50 years, they still seem to be declining. and the biggest threat to the game populations are: Myanmar still uses skilled bulls in its large wood processing industries. Even though the goverment formally prohibited the wilderness catch in 1994, it is known that it continues to meet the needs of the wood processing industries.
While Burma is theoretically pursuing a strategy of selectively felling timber, there are indications that large areas are being felled, much of which could be the outcome of illicit use. Elephants' shrinkage and shattering of their habitats exerts greater pressures on the rest of the livestock. There is very little hunting on ivories, meats and other elephants in Burma, but there is a known catching of elephants cattle.
In the last 200 years, Burma has used elephant in the wood processing industries on a large scale; an occupation that is still an important part of Burma's economic life today. Deforestation is by the Myanmar Times Enterprise (MTE), which employs or contracts around 4,000 11,000 11,000 elephants. Using elephant allows for a selectively felling strategy that, at least theoretically, allows the MTE to harvest precious wood and otherwise leave the forrest intact.
The only way to achieve this is by working with animals. Primary task of bulls is to pull cut wood from the cut area on streets or streams from where it can be taken out of the jungles. Myanmar has more expert bulls than any other Indian nation and is a global leader in the fields of bull control, vet and hawking.
Transport and luggage elephant - especially in hilly woodlands, where the only option to use elephant is to walk. In addition to the MTE and village people using this way of using bulls, it is said that the Shan State Army guerrillas and the Karen National Liberation Army use bulls to move around.
Tourist-both bull shows and jungles travel, although this sector is far less advanced and widely spread than in neighboring Thailand. Burma/Myanmar's administration is an authoritarian army that has become a global ally. Penalties from other nations and undue state controls and ineffective policy have disastrous effects on Burma's economies and infrastructures.
There is a great opportunity for a global and inclusive protection strategy through the existence of large numbers of large numbers of resident wildlife species, the participation of a large number of expert elephantists and a highly valued civilization of wildlife.