Elephant protection camps open in green business drive

11 February 2019
Elephant protection camps open in green business drive
Photo: MNA

The government is opening elephant protection camps to increase the earnings of the State through green business or sustainable business that is not harmful to the natural environment, state media reported quoting Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win yesterday at the opening of the country’s 19th elephant protection camp, the Shwesettaw Mann Chaung Elephant Protection Camp, Minbu Township, Magway Division.

Elephant-used timber extraction is internationally acknowledged as the least environmentally harmful means, he noted, adding, “The Ministry has significantly reduced timber production, when compared with the past, for the everlasting of forest resources and for maintaining the ecosystem.”

The Union Minister thanked the region government for providing funds for the success of the camp.