Announcing a new partnership with The Nature Conservancy

Elephant photo with information from The Nature Conservancy

Teakdecking Systems has launched a campaign to conserve Myanmar’s biological and cultural assets, and to restore forests, by donating $50,000 to The Nature Conservancy (TNC). 

“We created this partnership with TNC to raise awareness of the active work taking place in Myanmar,” said Richard Strauss, President of TDS. “The last-remaining forests are being protected, emissions are being reduced, and reforestation will happen. Funding will also be applied to saving the Ayeyarwaddy (Southeast Asia’s last free-flowing river) from unsustainable development. We are pleased that our support will benefit nature, but it also will help the people who live in Myanmar today and preserve their future. Teakdecking Systems will also help TNC by facilitating donations to this program.”


Aerial photo of Myanmar

In the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, The Nature Conservancy is working to improve forestry practices and fight illegal logging to protect some of the region’s last-remaining pristine forests.

The forests of Myanmar are among the world’s most biologically rich—and mysterious. In just the past decade, scientists have found a new magnolia tree, rainbow-headed snakes, and the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey—a curious primate with no nose that hides its face in between its knees during storms to avoid inhaling raindrops.

Throughout these lands are timber elephants— domesticated animals that have been used for centuries to haul logs from the forest to market. These animals are considered family by their caretakers. Even today, they are one of the most environmentally friendly ways to harvest timber. 

For decades, Myanmar was isolated from the rest of the world. Now, as the nation moves to grow its economy, The Nature Conservancy is working to protect nearly 2.5 million acres of forests in Myanmar through a strong partnership with forestry officials and small villages. TNC is conducting scientific studies, supporting efforts to plant new trees, fighting illegal loggers, and exploring new methods of sustainable logging.

Photo of forest looking skyward from ground with info about the Nature Conservancy "Nature Unites Us'


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Thank you for your interest in conservation efforts. Please contact us if you would like more information.

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