Resource Details

Spatial and temporal deforestation dynamics in protected and unprotected dry forests: a case study from Myanmar (Burma)

Literature: Journal Articles

Songer, M., Myint Aung, Senior, B. et al. 2009. Biodiversity Conservation, vol. 18, pp. 1001-1018. doi:10.1007/s10531-008-9490-5

Contact Info

Corresponding author:


  • Smithsonian Institution, National Zoological Park, Conservation Ecology Center, Front Royal, USA
  • SICAS OfficeYangon, Myanmar
  • Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, USA


Biological Conservation 

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Species Info

  • Panolia eldii


  • The authors discuss the extent of deforestation in Myanmar's dry forests inside and outside of Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS).
  • While deforestation was significantly more intense outside of CWS, the sanctuary itself was not immune from deforestation.
  • Finally, the authors proposed several reasons for deforestation in and around CWS and proposed actions to protect tropical dry forests.

Geographical Region

  • Mainland Southeast Asia
  • Country

  • Myanmar (Burma)
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