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ACTION ALERT: Ensure the Protection of Myanmar's Forests! PLEASE SIGN !

Green Lifestyle  (tags: forests, government, ecoystems, conservation, environment )

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Over the past few years, the nation of Myanmar has made great strides in an effort to become more democratic. The government has released political prisoners, made unionizing legal, and allowed more freedom of the press.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:17 am
Signed and noted, thank you.

Ben O (171)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 5:09 am

Nicole W (646)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 6:05 am

Elle B (84)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 8:31 am
Ty for posting ~ Signed

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 12:26 pm
Very glad to sign this.

(Is it Myanmar or Burma these days? I get confused.)

Ana Fontan (16)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 1:33 pm
Just done, thanks!

Stuart Thomas (497)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 1:57 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted. Thank you Simone.

Ruth M (235)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:07 pm

Christeen A (369)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:24 pm
Noted and signed.

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:55 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 3:05 pm
done, TU Simone

James Merit (144)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 4:51 pm

Talya H (10)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 4:52 pm

Alison A (244)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 5:03 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Simone.

janet f (29)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 5:30 pm

DORIS L (61)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 6:46 pm

Thursday November 22, 2012, 7:44 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cher

Thursday November 22, 2012, 7:45 pm
Sorry that should have been Thanks Simone

Fran F (118)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 9:40 pm
Tragically, as this repressive regime starts to move toward democracy, the situation for wild animals becomes potentially worse. Signed and noted, thanks Simone!

Marie W (67)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 11:09 pm

Ludger W (71)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:50 am

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:53 am

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:48 am
s & n... any forest should be protected

Arthur Riding (32)
Friday November 23, 2012, 2:42 am
Actually, the ruin of Myanmar's vast forests have been going on for some time, indeed has been accelerating, and much has already been destroyed. I live much of the year in neighbouring Thailand and also spent 2 weeks in Myanmar last year and it was clear to see, when flying over parts of Myanmar, the large gaps in the forest cover where deforestation has already taken place and erosion has set in. What the West often forgets is that although sanctions were in place from Western Governments, few Asian countries paid much more than lip service, if that, to the sanctions, in particular China, Myanmar's main trading partner. China's economic & construction boom has meant huge demand for wood products from Myanmar for many years. Teak-wood in particular is especially prized in Asia for furniture and construction (strength plus good termite resistance) and after Thailand imposed strict regulations on teak logging (after most of its own teak forests had already been destroyed!) many years ago, it was Myanmar who became the main supplier of teak to Asia. Indeed Thailand has already been worrying about adequate teak supplies from Myanmar due to excessive logging in Myanmar and not just teak but other woods as well. The objective now needs to be to reduce the rate of deforestation and to stop it getting worse. Myanmar is a big country and there is still plenty of wood left but at current rates one wonders for how much longer.

Ruth C (87)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:34 am

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:58 am

wayne hall (3)
Friday November 23, 2012, 7:34 am
Great news, Heard it today and read about it online tonight exellent thanks for letting me know of it.

. (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 8:07 am
Signed and Noted.

emilia boccagna (15)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:34 am

. (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:47 am
Signed & posted

Past Member (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:54 am
I could not get to the main page.Thanks.

Melania P (122)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:06 am
So signed and shared of course!

Erin R (181)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:50 am

Lisa N (206)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:13 pm
Glad to sign, thanks!

Gaweł S (20)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:19 pm

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:01 pm

Muriel S (53)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:32 pm
TY, Simone. Gladl to sign and spread.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:48 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks, Simone.

Arthur S (88)
Friday November 23, 2012, 3:04 pm
Noted and did sign and thank you for all you do!

Bartlomiej T (296)
Friday November 23, 2012, 3:10 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you!

Sheila D (28)
Friday November 23, 2012, 7:29 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Simone.

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 1:25 am
signed & noted

deb s (145)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 10:34 am
i signed noted and posted to FB

Sara Williams (8)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 10:29 pm

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:01 am
Signed,thanks Simone.
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