In this Feb. 13, 2014 photo, a Myanmarese navy vessel patrols near Lampi Island, Myanmar. The perilous state of Lampi, Myanmar’s only marine park, is not unique. Though the country’s 43 protected ... more 
In this Feb. 13, 2014 photo, a Myanmarese navy vessel patrols near Lampi Island, Myanmar. The perilous state of Lampi, Myanmar’s only marine park, is not unique. Though the country’s 43 protected areas are among Asia’s greatest bastions of biodiversity, encompassing snow-capped Himalayan peaks, dense jungles and mangrove swamps, they are to a large degree protected in name alone. Park land has been logged, poached, dammed and converted to plantations as Myanmar revs up its economic engines and opens up to foreign investment after decades of isolation. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Altaf Qadri
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