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