August 19, 2016

Experts exchange ideas on forestry, logging

 Experts from Denmark, the UK and Myanmar exchanged ideas on environmental conservation at a workshop in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. Representatives from Myanmar’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry and from EcoDev, a local environmental organisation, made up the Myanmar contingent.
At the workshop, which was part of the Forest, Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) project, participants discussed forest law, strategies for eliminating illegal logging and the introduction of a legal timber market.
They also discussed the prospect of their home countries signing a trade agreement and implementing an information-sharing system, said EcoDev national coordinator U Kyaw Tun.
FLEGT is a pilot project that brings experts together to devise policies to combat the illegal timber trade in Kachin State, Sagaing Region and Taninthayi Region.
Myanmar has the world’s third-highest deforestation rate, according to the UN.


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