Through case studies from different parts of Burma, this report exposes the harsh impacts that are inflicted on the environment and the livelihoods of ethnic people by the current development path that Burma is taking. The report draws attention to the knowledge and practices of ethnic communities that ensure sustainable natural resource management. It highlights positive cases in which community-based projects have helped revive the natural environment through restoration of traditional natural resource management systems.
The report is published by the Burma Environment Working Group, a coalition of environmental organizations and activists concerned about the ongoing rapid destruction of Burma’s natural environment. The process of producing the report was facilitated by the Another Development for Burma project.