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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 Myanmar A 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 | FRONTIER WHEN CHARCOA...
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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 I...
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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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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 Lak...
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အမႈိက္ကေရႊျဖစ္ေအာင္ဘယ္လိုလုပ္ၾကမလဲ

Translated by Khaing Su Lwin   Original Article from Water, Land and Ecosystem (WLE) Website ​ မိလႅာစီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းလို႔ ေျပာလိုက္ရင္ အားသြန္ ခြန္စိုက္ လုပ္ခ်င္စရာ စီးပြားေရး လုပ္ငန္းတစ္ခုလို႔ ျမင္မိခ်င္မွ ျမင္မိၾကမွာပါ။ ဒါေပမဲ့ သင္ဟာ စြန္႔ပစ္ပစၥည္း စီမံခန္႔ခြဲမႈကို လ်စ္လ်ဴရႈထားတဲ့ စီးပြားေရး...
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President U Win Myint attends World Environment Day 2019

06 June 19 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The World Environment Day for 2019 was observed in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with an opening address by President U Win Myint. In his opening address, the President said the World Environment Day, on 5 June 2019 is the most important day for highlighti...
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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 ...
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Plastics, netting removed from coral reefs in Kawthoung

27 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - As part of efforts to conserve coral reefs, plastic, fishing nets and garbage on reefs near NyaungOoPhee Island in Kawthoung District in the Myeik Archipelago were removed by volunteers yesterday, who were working for the third day. A 10-member team ...
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Campaign to clear ‘ghost nets’ starts in Myeik Archipelago

22 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A team of experienced divers from around the world have launched a campaign to clear lost and abandoned fishing nets – known as ghost nets – from the coral reefs in Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago. Ghost nets, or abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear, include fish...
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