We’re exposing the crooks making a fortune from stripping Myanmar of its teak trees, and criminal networks destroying forests and wildlife around the world.
Myanmar’s pristine forests
Myanmar’s forests are extraordinary in their beauty and diversity. They range from subtropical hardwood forests in the northern mountains, to coastal mangroves in the south. Rural communities depend on these forests for their livelihoods. They’re also home to a huge variety of wonderful wildlife, including elephants, tigers, sun bears and snub-nosed monkeys.
Tragically, Myanmar has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. Since 1990, the country has lost about 20 per cent of its forests, and the destruction continues at a terrifying pace.