EU high­lights need to pro­tect wildlife in Myan­mar

Mizzima Business Weekly - - CONTENTS -

In line with World Wildlife Day (3 March), the Euro­pean Union is launch­ing “Larger than Tigers”, a ground-break­ing re­port that sets out a roadmap for an in­te­grated en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion ap­proach in Asia.

Part of the re­port fo­cuses on the Mekong Re­gion, which fea­tures find­ings for Myan­mar and the neigh­bour­ing coun­tries. The pres­sures on Myan­mar’s bio­di­ver­sity and ecosys­tems - from habi­tat loss to cli­mate change and in­creas­ing wildlife crime - are in­ten­si­fy­ing. Myan­mar’s nat­u­ral ecosys­tems pro­vide water and food, reg­u­late cli­mate, process waste prod­ucts, pol­li­nate crops, and sup­port a grow­ing tourism in­dus­try. These nat­u­ral as­sets are ir­re­place­able.

The “Larger than Tigers” re­port con­tains valu­able rec­om­men­da­tions that are ap­pli­ca­ble to Myan­mar, and the Euro­pean Union in Myan­mar wishes to sup­port the coun­try in main­tain­ing its bio­di­ver­sity and de­vel­op­ing a green econ­omy.

Prepa­ra­tion of the “Larger than Tigers” re­port took two years and in­volved 28 au­thors with in­put from 382 ex­perts from over 150 or­gan­i­sa­tions who par­tic­i­pated in work­shops or pro­vided in­for­ma­tion and com­ments, across over 25 coun­tries in Asia.

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