Protecting livelihoods and nature on Inle Lake

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Inle Lake, Myanamar’s second largest lake, is under threat by deforestation, pollution, unsustainable agriculture, and tourism.
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“My livelihood is attached to this lake,” says Ko Than Htoo.
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In recent years, the haphazard use of chemical pesticides in rice paddies and floating gardens has contaminated the water of Inle Lake.
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A tomato farmer in the floating gardens of Inle Lake.
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One of the steps the community is taking to conserve the lake is engaging in fishery control.
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The floating gardens of Lake Inle.
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With support from the Government of Norway, UNDP is working with state and local governments to draft a new law to help reverse the environmental degradation.

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