Working Together to Save Myanmar’s Forests

Web Story of Myanmar Forests appeared on UN-REDD Global website page.

Mr. Thein Aung Naing, 28 stands next to a mature teak tree at a plantation in Kha Baung Protected Public forest, Taung-Oo, Myanmar. September 12, 2019.

In 2010, Myanmar had the third-highest annual rate of deforestation after Brazil and Indonesia, according to a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Between 1990 and 2015, the country lost nearly 15 million hectares of forests.


Confronted by this environmental challenge, the Government of Myanmar is committed to Reducing Emissions through Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). It became a UN-REDD partner country in 2011, and launched its National REDD+ Programme in 2016.


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