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A Better Road to Dawei: Protecting Wildlife, Sustaining Nature, Benefiting People



Posted on 25 November 2015
A Better Road To Dawei: Overview Report
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The Dawna Tenasserim Landscape in southern Myanmar is one of the last large intact forest landscapes in the region, harboring a rich array of endangered wildlife found in few other places. This transboundary landscape between Thailand and Myanmar is a high priority for conservation, supporting significant populations of tigers, Asian elephants and a rich variety of other wildlife. The forest blocks running northsouth in Tanintharyi region link two forest blocks in Thailand, the Western Forest Complex and Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex. Establishing an ecological corridor would support wildlife and ecosystem services, critical to the well-being of people in the area.

The Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and its planned road link will cut directly across the Tenasserim Hills connecting Dawei with Bangkok, via Kanchanaburi. If not planned and constructed thoughtfully by taking into account the impacts on nature and society, this area stands to lose much of its wildlife and ecological integrity, with serious consequences for the well-being of local people and Myanmar’s economy. This report aims to help the Dawei road planners and developers to better address these issues,with specific focus on connectivity, wildlife and ecosystem services, in order to ensure that Tanintharyi and its transboundary landscape can continue to sustain present and future generations of people and wildlife.
A Better Road To Dawei: Overview Report
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ထားဝယ်သို့ သွားရန် ပိုကောင်းသော လမ်းမကြီး အကျဉ်းချုပ် အစီရင်ခံစာ
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