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World's Largest Tiger Reserve Clearcut for Plantations

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In August, Myanmar officials formally announced that the entire remote Hukawng Valley would be designated as a Protected Tiger Area. They trumpeted the creation of the world's largest tiger reserve in the valley in Kachin State, located in the


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Roseann d (178)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 9:15 pm
greedy a-holes.

Margaret B (88)
Monday September 27, 2010, 2:36 am
Here we go again with decimating more of the tiger's population by taking away available land where they can survive.

Monday September 27, 2010, 4:58 am
Sorry Simone.... I couldn't seem to get into the site to find out more. I couldn't quite make out what was going on. Does it mean that the creation of a tiger reserve was just a piece of fiction? This is just another unbelievable bit of terrible news for the Tigers. It is hard to believe they could do such a thing.

Carol H (229)
Monday September 27, 2010, 6:23 am
sadly noted, thanks Simone

Michela M (3964)
Monday September 27, 2010, 8:21 am
Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

Rebecca T (1)
Monday September 27, 2010, 8:52 am
This makes me feel so ill. It's hard to read stories like this and not give up. It seems greed and human interest will always win out... until we've driven ourselves to extinction.

Terry B (649)
Monday September 27, 2010, 9:09 am
Link is to another matter entirely.

Scarlett P (126)
Monday September 27, 2010, 11:31 am
Noted... Thanks

Patricia Myers (73)
Monday September 27, 2010, 12:38 pm

Ana F (128)
Monday September 27, 2010, 1:28 pm

Jane H (139)
Monday September 27, 2010, 2:07 pm
I visited the site and it was about Greenpeace and Chevron---not about tigers. But I am sad to hear that the tigers' habitat has been destroyed. Soooo SAAAAd

Justin R (0)
Monday September 27, 2010, 2:18 pm
Protest in our own counrty! Myanmar governments are anyway total dead=beats - control freaks as proven during the last disaster when they did not allow any foreigners to help out their counrty and rather seeing their own people suffer - but they surely took our donations! Bastardly old men that should be removed.

Robert B (60)
Monday September 27, 2010, 2:37 pm
The Link is wrong and I can't get to the Tiger story.

Laverne Wallace (59)
Monday September 27, 2010, 3:04 pm
Animals lose again.

Caroline Vimla (16)
Monday September 27, 2010, 3:37 pm
When I clicked on the link it didn't take me to the page. How do I read the whole thing?

Susan Pernot (75)
Monday September 27, 2010, 3:39 pm
Stupid greedy humans.

Susan Ayres-Lynch (126)
Monday September 27, 2010, 3:43 pm
The link is misdirected to another, also important article. I grieve for the tigers. Greed will kill us all. We are Atlantis.

Ana Cruz (22)
Monday September 27, 2010, 3:43 pm
The link is wrong, and I can't reach the story about the tigers. But it seems as though some greedy humans have once again taken land that was supposed to be set aside for the tigers and used it for other purposes. Wrong, wrong, wrong! When are the tigers going to win????

Past Member (0)
Monday September 27, 2010, 3:57 pm
Noted with great sadness. The day will surely come when Tigers will be a thing of the past - if greed is allowed to win!!!

Melanie Andrus (0)
Monday September 27, 2010, 4:02 pm
I, too tried to visit the website but got a Greenpeace article instead. I don't see anywhere to sign petitions, either (would do for Greenpeace, too!).

linda b (186)
Monday September 27, 2010, 4:08 pm
Noted Thank you Simone.

Susan D (116)
Monday September 27, 2010, 5:24 pm
PEOPLE YOU GET THE LINK BY GOING TO THE WORD "SEARCH" on the Greenpeace Chevron article-- its near the top among other single headings-- type in Tiger -- then the article comes up. (the website must be putting up its latest stuff all the time).
This is so sickening and heartbreaking. Its as if they are killing the tigers twice over.
I suppose its what we would expect from Myanmar. Their regime is comparable with N. Korea.

Dave Decot (1)
Monday September 27, 2010, 5:24 pm
Try this instead:

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Monday September 27, 2010, 7:39 pm
Noted, thanks.

Charlene Rush (2)
Monday September 27, 2010, 8:26 pm
Little by little, it all goes away. What will we say, when it is all gone and cannot be replaced? SOYLENT GREEN!!!

Olive Tassell (7)
Monday September 27, 2010, 9:37 pm
China is the real one to blame for this degradation, they are the only reason this regime has been able to exist for so long. Money is all that matters to China and whatever it takes to get more and more with no thought of the damage to the planet.

Bonnie A (76)
Monday September 27, 2010, 10:01 pm
Myanmar-evil ....jerks...They have done so much damage to the indigenous people so it doesn't surprise me that they would do this. How sad!

Robert O (12)
Monday September 27, 2010, 10:18 pm

Randall Gloege (0)
Monday September 27, 2010, 11:32 pm
Clearcutting is an environmental disaster no mwattr where it takes place. My being from the American West makes me overly familiar with this dubious logging method. It is particularly painful to hear of a wild population whose fate is in jeopardy because of efforts to make a few short-term profits at the cost also of destroying an environment. What possesses people to act to destroy the very world which sustains not only tigers but also all of us?

Randall Gloege (0)
Monday September 27, 2010, 11:38 pm
Clear cutting is an environmental disaster no matter where it takes place. Since I am from the American West, I am familiar with this logging method. Hundreds of square miles of formerly forested land have been decimated in the name of greed and short-term profits. In Myanmar, the prospect of clear cutting is particularly painful in view of that fact that it puts the survival of a species of tiger in jeopardy. What prompts humans to act to destroy not just tiger habitat, but the environment which sustains us all? Shame.

Edward M (8)
Tuesday September 28, 2010, 2:31 am
Another reason to boycott Myanmar(Burma). It is a Country run not only by a despotic regime, but by an utterly corrupt one to boot.

Diane L (110)
Tuesday September 28, 2010, 4:50 am
I guess I'm a bit confused. If Myranmar is in Burma, how does China get involved?

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday September 28, 2010, 5:55 am
Can one expect anything better from the corrupt dictatorship in Burma?

Penelope Ryan (178)
Tuesday September 28, 2010, 3:25 pm
More of the same, the oil companies have to keep moving on and decimating new territories. The govenments of China and Myanmar are intertwined due to geography and economics. Here is a address to explain it.

jane richmond (10)
Sunday October 3, 2010, 8:22 pm

Dianne D (490)
Monday October 11, 2010, 11:12 am
Sbows the rich don't care about anyone but themselves. God will get them for this.
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