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Ayeyarwady island eyed as Ramsar Site

​16 March 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Forest Department wants to upgrade an island in Ayeyarwady Region that is a nesting site for sea turtles from its current status as a protected area to a Ramsar Site. A Ramsar Site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the R...
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Over 60% of Myanmar's mangroves deforested in the last 20 years

03 March 20 - Source: Phys.org - Mangroves account for only 0.7% of the Earth's tropical forest area, but they are among the world's most productive and important ecosystems. They provide a wealth of ecological and socio-economic benefits, such as serving as nursery habitat for fish species, offerin...
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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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သဘာဝတရားနှင့်လူသားများအား ပထမဉီးစားပေးလျှင် ဘာဖြစ်လာနိုင်သလဲ

Copenhagenမြို့သည် မြို့ပေါင်း၄၀၏မြို့တော်ဝန်များစုံညီပွဲတော် (C40 Mayors summit)ကို အိမ်ရှင်အဖြစ် လွန်ခဲ့သောလက လက်ခံကျင်းပခဲ့သည်။ ထိုပွဲသို့ ကမ္ဘာပေါ်ရှိသဘာဝပတ်ဝန်းကျင်အရေးအလေးအထားဆုံးနိုင်ငံများမှ မြို့တော်ဝန်များနှင့်မြို့ပြစီမံကိန်းရေးဆွဲသူပေါင်း ၁၀၀၀ကျော်တက်ရောက်ခဲ့ပြီး ရာသီဥတုပြောင်းလဲမှုဆိုင်...
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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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Government closely monitors Bago wetlands

25 Nov 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The government is closely monitoring a wetlands in Bago Region that irrigates nearby farmland and serves as a refuge for migratory birds, a Forest Department official said. Department officials are checking the water quality in the Moeyungyi wetlands, which is one...
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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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Experts say 70% of nation’s coral reefs are damaged

07 Oct 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Local and foreign experts have warned that the country's coral reef cover has declined by 70 percent, but the actual figure is difficult to ascertain because of a lack of data. During a recent meeting to come up with a national action plan to protect sharks and ma...
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New freshwater species discovered in Myanmar

29 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A team of international and local scientists have announced the discovery of previously unknown species of freshwater mussels in Myanmar. The discovery of four new freshwater mussel species and four new subspecies was recently announced by a team from the wildlife...
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The right to community forest in Tanintharyi Region

24 Aug 19 - Source: Frontier MyanmarA community forestry scheme introduced by the military junta has allowed some communities to preserve traditional livelihoods, but heavy-handed government control and bureaucratic delays have stymied potential progress.​By KYAW LIN HTOON | FRONTIERWHEN CHARCOAL bu...
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Seeking solutions to issues in wetland areas

22 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A workshop to conserve Ramsar wetland sites in central Myanmar will be held to educate the public and government officials, said U Thein Aung, chair of the Myanmar Birds and Environmental Conservation Association. A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be o...
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Results of fish survey set to be released

02 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The result of studies conducted last year by scientists on a Norwegian research vessel will be released within the next couple of months, the Department of Fisheries has announced. The research vessel RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen was in Myanmar from August to September ...
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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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Locals asked to be alert of crocodiles in rivers Ayeyarwady Delta

22 June 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - With the mating season of crocodiles on, officials with the Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary have asked locals in Bogale, Pyapon, and Mawlamyingyun townships of Ayeyawady Region to be on the alert while bathing in the Ayeyarwady River. They have al...
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