11 places on Earth that are still unmapped
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Northern Forest Complex, Myanmar
Years of economic sanctions against this Southeast Asian country actually succeeded in protecting much of its pristine forest from development, reports Yale e360. But that seems to be changing, with forest disappearing and with it, many vulnerable species. It’s difficult to gauge the damage, though, because with hardly any roads in these areas, few people can get in to assess what’s going on. That means swathes of forest are likely to disappear before it can even be adequately mapped.