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The KDNG's main target groups are grassroots communities who are suffering under national economic development projects. As the results, KDNG expects that women will be empowered to participate in natural resources management, which will...

Health

Kachin Backpack Health Worker Team Primary Health Care and Health Promotion for Local Peoples in Kachin State Kachin Backpack Health Worker Team was founded in 2009 as a branch health department of Kachin Development Networking Group...

Gold

The remote and environmentally rich Hugawng valley in Burma’s northern Kachin State has been internationally recognized as one of the world’s hotspots of biodiversity. Indeed, the military junta ruling Burma, together with the US-based...

Jade

Hpakant in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State holds the world’s most valuable jade deposits. However, our investigations reveal that the government system for allocating and managing jade mines is fraught with corruption, allowing a powerful...

Smallest-ever fossil dinosaur found trapped in amber

The little bird-like dinosaur Oculudentavis khaungraae probably dined on insects in a Cretaceous rainforest. By Michael Greshko PUBLISHED March 11, 2020 As Burmese amber’s scientific value grows, so too do ethical concerns around its study. Many significant...

5 dead after police clash with jade scavengers in Hpakant

By AFP YANGON — Five people were killed after Myanmar police opened fire on an armed mob that tried to enter a jade mine in Kachin State, state media...

Exposing corruption: the heart of sustainable development

HOW EXPOSING THE LARGEST NATURAL RESOURCE HEISTS IN MODERN HISTORY PROMOTES THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognise the complexity and inter-connectedness of global development and how factors...

A new harvest for Myanmar’s timber sector

Over-extraction and illegal logging have resulted in deforestation and poor quality timber but new initiatives are underway to get the industry back on track. By WIN KYAW OO...

Locals to Protest UNESCO Natural World Heritage Designation at Hkakabo Razi

YANGON — Citing concerns of land loss, locals are planning protests over a Mt. Hkakabo Razi National Park expansion project, which aims to distinguish the locale as Myanmar’s first UNESCO Natural World...

Kachin’s Natural Resources: A Curse More Than a Blessing

On June 5, Myanmar Army helicopters dropped leaflets over parts of Tanai in western Kachin State, ordering residents to leave by June 15 or risk being “considered as cooperating with the terrorist group...

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