An American environmental group has honored two Burmese forest officials for their efforts to protect the environment and wildlife.
The official New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported today-Saturday that the Alexander Abraham Foundation gave Environmental and Wildlife Conservation awards to retired director Saw Han and director Khin Maung Zaw of Burma's Forestry Department.
The paper said Dr. Alan Rabinowitz of the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society presented the awards at a ceremony in Rangoon on Friday.
Environmental groups have said that Burma is suffering the fastest deforestation in Southeast Asia.
Information for this report is provided by AP.