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Deforestation and impacts on our health and nature

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Myanmar retains some of the largest remaining areas of contiguous rainforest in Southeast Asia, hosting some of the most vulnerable species. However, deforestation rates are one of the highest in the world.

Gold mining and mercury contamination : Cost to the health ofthe environment and communities

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Mercury is highly toxic. It can result in serious environmental impacts and public health if released into the environment. Mercury spills from mining activities have resulted in major fish kills, contaminated drinking water and harmed agricultural lands.