Minister tells parliament plans are afoot to form a taskforce to crack down effectively on any logging operations in the area.
Whole families are working day and night in Rangoon’s logging ports, husking the bark from logs to sell as firewood.
Burma’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry announced six months ago that a ban on the export of raw timber will go into effect on 1 April 2014. The Myanmar Timber Merchants Association has requested that foreign timber merchants cooperate with the government to stop illegal exports.
The Burmese government has announced a policy that will stop the export of raw timber starting next April. Environmentalists say the decision could save Burma’s forests. Burma is one of[…]