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Upgrading Myanmar's aging irrigation system will be a win for farmers and govt

06 Feb 20 - Source: CIGAR | WLE - Myanmar's food future hinges on ensuring access to water, especially in times of worsening drought. This is especially true in the Central Dry Zone – the country's most water-stressed region. Rainfall is often highly erratic, and many areas have been seeing less and...
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Gulf of Mottama Wetland more than triples in size as newest Ramsar site

03 Feb 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Gulf of Mottama Wetland conservation area has been expanded from 42,500 hectares to 161,030 hectares after its adjacent area was declared the sixth Ramsar Site in Myanmar on Sunday. A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance u...
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Conservationists to conduct census of migratory birds in Myanmar wetlands

06 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Conservationists are set to conduct next week a census of migratory birds taking refuge in the country's wetlands to escape the biting winter in their natural habitats. Daw Thiri Dawei Aung, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association's (BANCA) managing direc...
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Customizing Environmental Flows to Myanmar

The symposium and technical workshop was focused on ongoing projects and international experiences of adapting the environmental flows concept to Myanmar. In the workshop, concrete options and case studies for implementing environmental flows in Myanmar were conducted. The symposium was held for two...
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MM-NOR-Environmental-Program

Introduction of second phase: Myanmar – Norway Environmental Programme

Myanmar-Norway Bilateral Environmental Programme is the collaboration between Myanmar authorities, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, the Ministry of Transport and Communication and Norwegian institutions, Norwegia...
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Local inclusive community started managing water for their farms equally in Pywat Ywar village

Indigenous farmers formed a local community (Water User Association) called Five village Bless, led to effective irrigation management by ensuring reliable and equal water distribution in support of their livelihoods in MyinMu Township, Sagaing Region in Myanmar.Local farmers can regulate the water ...
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Two Mandalay lakes to get wetland protection

30 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mandalay Region's Sont Ye Lake in Kyaukse township and Paleik Lake in Tada-U will be designated as protected wetlands to conserve them and regulate development, a senior regional official said. U Myo Thit, regional minister for Natural Resources and Environmental ...
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Plans underway for aerial seeding in Inle Lake area by helicopter

15 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Aerial seeding will be jointly carried out in the Inle Lake areas in Shan State (South) by the Forestry Department under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation and the Htoo Companies Group.They will reportedly grow trees by aerial seeding in five pla...
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Gulf of Mottama Management Plan

This Management Plan is endorsed by Mon State and Bago Regional Government, to be adopted as a guidance document for natural resource management and sustainable development for resilient communities in the Gulf of Mottama.​  Download the Document (For Myanmar Version) Download the Document (For...
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ေရတိမ္ေရ၀ပ္ေဒသေတြက ဘာတန္ဖိုးေတြရွိလဲဆိုတာ ရွာေဖြေတြ ့ရွိျခင္း

ဘာေၾကာင့္ေရတိမ္ေရ၀ပ္ေဒသေတြက တန္ဖိုးရွိေနရတာလဲ? သာမန္အားျဖင့္ေတာ့ ဒီေရတိမ္ေရ၀ပ္ေဒသေတြဟာ ျမိဳ ့ထဲနဲ ့ျမိဳ ့အနီးပါတ္၀န္းက်င္ေတြမွာ ပံုမွန္မဟုတ္တဲ့ ေရၾကီးေရလ်ွံမႈေတြ ၾကံဳေတြ ့လာရင္ ေတြ ့ရေလ့ရွိပါတယ္။ လူအမ်ားစုဟာ ရႊံႏြံေတြ စိမ့္ေျမေတြ ေရကန္ေတြ ကိုေတြ ့လိုက္ရင္ အနာဂါတ္မွာ အေဆာက္အဦးေတြေဆာက္မယ့္ေနရာ၊ လမ္းေ...
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Chindwin Basin biodiversity faces serious threats, urgent conservation measures needed, say SEI’s scientists

SEI scientists say Myanmar's rapid economic development threatens the Chindwin Basin's flora and fauna and the local livelihoods dependent on these resources. Implementing a host of conservation measures can save these valuable natural resources.​Written by Rajesh Daniel ​| Stockholm Envrionment Ins...
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Shan parliament debates Inle Lake conservation bill

12 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Shan State Hluttaw debated a bill on the conservation of Inle Lake in Nyaungshwe township from June 6 to 8. The bill was drafted by the hluttaw Bill Committee, government agencies, civil society organisations and local MPs."This law is necessary for Inle Lake...
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Shan State Lawmakers to Discuss Draft Inle Lake Conservation Law

28 May 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - YANGON—The Shan State Parliament will soon discuss a draft law that will allow the participation of local residents in the conservation of Inle Lake, one of the most prominent landmarks in Shan State. The draft law proposes the formation of a lake governing b...
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2019 Photo Contest Winners

20 May 19 - Source: CEPF - Today, International Day for Biological Diversity, we celebrate the incredible biodiversity conservation work of our grantees by announcing the winners of our sixth annual photo contest. We received more entries than ever before and, collectively, they make a powerful stat...
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Wildlife

Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

​10 May 19 - Source: The Dispatch - A herd of endangered deer wait under the shade of one of the sparse trees in this parched central Myanmar landscape, watching as rangers dispatch drinking water — a life-saving resource funded by well wishers across the country.Crowdfunding brings life-saving wate...
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