Road-Paving Project Threatens a Wildlife-Rich Reserve in Papua

by Asrida Elisabeth / adapted by Hans Nicholas Jong / Mongabay The Indonesian government plans to pave a stretch of highway running through an ecologically important wildlife reserve in the country’s Papua region. Experts warn the paving will encourage greater encroachment into Mamberamo Foja Wildlife Reserve, which is home to at least 332 bird species […]

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Naga Tribes of Myanmar Face Loss of Land and Forest Under New Law

by Robert Bociaga / Mongabay Myanmar hosts more than 100 ethnic groups with their own customary systems of land and forest management. Recent amendments to land law conflict with those systems, however, with critics warning that the new provisions may facilitate land grabbing and displacement of tribal communities. Tribal members say the changes to the […]

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