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Myanmar overhauls forestry body amid surge in illegal logging

As Myanmar has announced plans to restructure the government-run entity Myanmar Timber Enterprise, or MTE, under private sector management, reports of illegal logging are surging, according to Mongabay, a US-based website that publishes news on the environment. Until now, MTE has been managing forestry resources and overseeing the export of timber and timber products while […]