22 Jan Secret extraction

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Deep in the Bago central mountain range, Bago Region, locals use buffalo to drag the heavy logs back to their wood-cutting camp. Engaged in illegal logging as their only means of income; local villagers told Mizzimathat their activities are only ever halted when they are in the process of transporting the processed timbers from the camp to their villages. If they are stopped by forest rangers they will be fined and their timbers confiscated; if they make it to the village, then they will be stopped by police at the gates, but a  K5,000-K10,000 bribe will afford them safe passage. Photo: Hong Sar (Ramonya)

Deep in the Bago central mountain range, Bago Region, locals use buffalo to drag the heavy logs back to their wood-cutting camp. Engaged in illegal logging as their only means of income; local villagers told Mizzima that their activities are only ever halted when they are in the process of transporting the processed timbers from the camp to their villages. If they are stopped by forest rangers they will be fined and their timbers confiscated; if they make it to the village, then they will be stopped by police at the gates, but a K5,000-K10,000 bribe will afford them safe passage. Photo: Hong Sar (Ramonya)

 

 

 

 

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