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Navigating the Border
An Analysis of the China-Myanmar Timber Trade
Fredrich Kahrl, Horst Weyerhaeuser, Su Yufang - World Agroforestry Centre, Forest Trends, CIFOR, DFID
In addition to socio-economic pressures, the combination of insufficient regulation in China and political instability in northern Myanmar has exacted a high ecological price. The uncertain regulatory and contractual environment has oriented the border logging industry toward short-term harvesting and profits, rather than investments in longer-term timber production. Degradation in Myanmar's border forests will have an impact on China's forests, as wildlife, pest and disease management, forest fire prevention and containment, and controlling natural disasters caused by soil erosion all become increasingly difficult.
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