Reforestation Offers Hope for Myanmar’s Sinking Island

by Radio Free Asia March 10, 2020

The island of Kaing Thaung, near the mouth of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, is in danger of being washed away by rising sea levels. After years of erosion, the island’s Buddhist stupa is now in the sea, and during storms, 60 percent of the island is submerged. Locals have sought to combat erosion by replanting mangrove trees, which offer protection from the assault of the elements.

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Duration 07:36
Producer Radio Free Asia
Year produced 2020
Distributor Radio Free Asia