Photo: world’s most threatened forest

by | 3rd February 2011

Forest along the Nam Ou river in Laos

Forest along the Nam Ou river in Laos. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Deforestation for a rubber plantation in Laos
Deforestation for a rubber plantation in Laos. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Yesterday, Conservation International (CI) released a top 10 list of the world’s most threatened biodiverse forest. Number one were the forests of Indo-Burma, including Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), and parts of China and India. This landscape includes the forests in Laos picture above. Only 5% of these forests remain. Click here to find out what the other 9 threatened forests: From Cambodia to California: the world’s top 10 most threatened forests.










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