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The Tatmadaw and the forestry police have been assisting with efforts to intercept timber being illegally exported to China from throughout upper Myanmar, a senior official with the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry told Mizzima on May 7.

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One of Myanmar’s most popularly respected civil society organisations, the Yangon-based Free Funeral Services Society, has unveiled plans for a waste collection service to operate throughout the nation.

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The destruction of Myanmar’s forests must be curbed to prevent climate change, environmentalist U Tin Than told Mizzima on April 23.

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A total of 3,200 civil servants have faced legal action during the past 10 years for involvement in illegal logging, the director-general of the Forest Department in Nay Pyi Taw, U Zaw Win, said on April 22.

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About 100 people have begun a march of about 1,200kilometres (750 miles) from Yangon to the site of the controversial Myitsone Dam in Kachin State to demand that the project be cancelled.

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A petition demanding an immediate halt to six dam projects on the Thanlwin River will be sent to President U Thein Sein and the Chinese and Thai governments, the environmental non-government organisation, Karen Rivers Watch, said on March 17.

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