Global Wetland Outlook: Special Edition 2021

The Global Wetland Outlook: Special Edition 2021 has been launched to mark the Ramsar Convention's 50th anniversary. Drawing on more than 30 major global and regional assessments and other recent scientific findings, the Global Wetland Outlook's (GWO) headlines are that: Wetlands are being lost at a...

What are the impacts of dams on the Mekong river?

Source: The Third Pole - By Tyler Roney - The Mekong river feeds jungles, irrigates crops for tens of millions of people, and supports the Tonle Sap lake – the most productive inland fishery on the planet China completed its first mainstream hydropower dam on the Mekong, the Manwan da...

SDG 6 Progress Reports

The monitoring of progress towards SDG 6 is a means to achieve the goal. High-quality data help policy- and decision-makers at all levels of government  to identify challenges and opportunities, to set priorities for more effective and efficient implementation, to communicate progress...

Indigenous understanding of Salween River key for biodiversity

Source: The Third Pole - By Saw John Bright - As the first part of COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity convenes, decision makers must recognise that free-flowing rivers are essential to Indigenous understanding of reality and the preservation of biodiversity. This week, governm...

Myanmar says it is committed to greener future

07 FEB 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar reiterated its plans to further reduce the country's carbon emissions and to expand its renewable energy program during an international conference on February 4. Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy U Than Zaw was quoted by...

Kawthoung with Sea Gypsies or Men of the Sea

25 JAN 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - By Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung), Translated by Khine Thazin Han Taninthayi Region, the southern tip of Myanmar, abounds with water, forest and mineral resources. Kawthoung in Taninthayi Region is also well known for the minority Salon (or) Mawken (or)...

One-year patrolling project implemented to conserve Ayeyawady dolphins

06 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - A combined team led by the Fisheries Department conducted a one-year patrolling project on Ayeyawady dolphin conservation to reduce and finally eliminate illegal electrofishing in Ayeyawady River. When the Fisheries Department conducted the pa...

Myanmar migratory bird census to be taken by locals

03 Jan 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Asian migratory bird census which is usually conducted yearly will be taken in collaboration with local communities in Myanmar this year, said Daw Thiri Daewi Aung, executive director at Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA). "Normall...

Local NGO launches online training to promote community-based ecotourism

30 Dec 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The Fauna & Flora International – Myanmar Programme launched the Zoom Online Training starting from 7 December to promote community-based ecotourism in Indawgyi Lake and nearby areas. "The online training is conducted under three programmes," s...

ရာသီဥတုပြောင်းလဲမှုကိုခုခံဖို့ သီရိလင်္ကာအတွက် ရေအရင်းအမြစ်ဘက်စုံ စီမံခန့်ခွဲမှုစနစ်ဆိုင်ရာ ဖြေရှင်းချက်များ

သီရိလင်္ကာနိုင်ငံသည် တောင်အာရှရှိ မြေဆီဩဇာကောင်းမွန်သည့် အပူပိုင်းဒေသကျွန်းတကျွန်းဖြစ်သည်။  ရာသီဥတု၊ မြေဆီကောင်းမွန်ခြင်းနှင့် ရေအရင်းအမြစ်ရရှိမှုသည် စိုက်ပျိုးရေးကဏ္ဍကို နိုင်ငံစီးပွားရေးအတွက် အရေးပါကြီးစိုးသည့်ကဏ္ဍတရပ်ဖြစ်စေသည်။ နိုင်ငံ့ဂျီဒီပီ (စုစုပေါင်းပြည်တွင်းထုတ်ကုန်) ၏(၇) ရာခိုင်နှုန်း...

Migratory birds in Myanmar

05 Dec 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - A quick Facebook search in Burmese for the words "bird shop" brings up a mix of responses, including pet shops and bird breeders selling all manner attractive, exotic and colourful birds. Alongside these legal businesses its also possible to find groups and...

Myanmar’s New Government Needs to Address Failures on the Environment and Public Health Over the Past Five Years

09 December 2020 - Source: The Irrawaddy As the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) works to select the right candidates for the new government's cabinet after winning another landslide election, it will be interesting to see how the new administration will tackle critical environmental issue...

National Environmental Policy of Myanmar

Myanmar is blessed with diverse ecosystems, rich biodiversity and bountiful natural resources. The health of these ecosystems is essential for the country's development and the people's wellbeing, given that all economic and social sectors depend on its natural capital. Yet many of our country's nat...

Inle lake conservation to be implemented in 4 zones

08 December 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times Four project zones have been categorised in the Inle Lake to streamline efforts to ensure the environmental sustainability and the development of the local economy of the communities surrounding the lake. Zone 1 includes Nyaungshwe township, Zone 2 includes K...

NGO raises alarm over wastewater disposal in Mandalay River

04 November 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times An environment group expressed alarm over the unabated wastewater disposal of manufacturing facilities in Dokhtawaddy River in Mandalay Region, warning of social and environmental consequences if left unchecked. U Maung Maung Oo, from the non-government group...

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