This section details Myanmar’s geopolitical context, including its global location and national
coastline. The area within which Myanmar has exclusive national rights over mineral and
biological resources within its maritime boundaries is defined. Socio-economic information
detailing the distribution of important population settlements and infrastructure is
presented, in addition to protected areas and the distribution of important assets associated
with the petrochemical exploration industry, which can be used to help inform targeted
conservation efforts on the ground.