Fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar. Its water quality has suffered and a native of the lake, Yin Myo Su, has launched a series of initiatives to give it a sustainable future, including an aquarium where the lake’s endemic fish species are bred. Photo: Alamy

Sustainable travel: in Myanmar, eco-tourism pioneer helps Inle Lake recover, and benefit, from rise in visitors

  • When pollution from boats, receding water levels, and fertiliser run-off threatened once-pristine Inle Lake, a woman born on its shores decided to act
  • Yin Myo Su learned about low-cost waste water treatment, helped raise awareness of the lake’s endemic fish, and opened a hospitality school for the area’s youth
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Fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar. Its water quality has suffered and a native of the lake, Yin Myo Su, has launched a series of initiatives to give it a sustainable future, including an aquarium where the lake’s endemic fish species are bred. Photo: Alamy
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