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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...
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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)...
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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...
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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...
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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

ရာသီဥတုပြောင်းလဲမှုကိုခုခံဖို့ သီရိလင်္ကာအတွက် ရေအရင်းအမြစ်ဘက်စုံ စီမံခန့်ခွဲမှုစနစ်ဆိုင်ရာ ဖြေရှင်းချက်များ

သီရိလင်္ကာနိုင်ငံသည် တောင်အာရှရှိ မြေဆီဩဇာကောင်းမွန်သည့် အပူပိုင်းဒေသကျွန်းတကျွန်းဖြစ်သည်။  ရာသီဥတု၊ မြေဆီကောင်းမွန်ခြင်းနှင့် ရေအရင်းအမြစ်ရရှိမှုသည် စိုက်ပျိုးရေးကဏ္ဍကို နိုင်ငံစီးပွားရေးအတွက် အရေးပါကြီးစိုးသည့်ကဏ္ဍတရပ်ဖြစ်စေသည်။ နိုင်ငံ့ဂျီဒီပီ (စုစုပေါင်းပြည်တွင်းထုတ်ကုန်) ၏(၇) ရာခိုင်နှုန်း...
Myanmar’s New Government Needs to Address Failures on the Environment and Public Health Over the Past Five Years

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...
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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

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...
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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...
NGO raises alarm over wastewater disposal in Mandalay River

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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Amid Tensions in Myanmar, An Indigenous Park of Peace Is Born

30 Nov 2020 - Source: Yale Environment 360 - BY FRED PEARCE - The Karen people of eastern Myanmar have long fought for autonomy over their lands. In a bold move, they have turned a war zone into a protected area that respects their cultural traditions and looks to save the Salween, one of ...
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Representatives of Mekong River countries hail cooperation amid pandemic

30 Nov 2020 - Source: Global Times - Representatives from Mekong River countries applauded achievements brought by the Lancang-Mekong River cooperation mechanism over the past four years, calling it the most vibrant case of establishing a community with a shared future for humanity at the 2020 ...
Ayeyawady dolphin found inhabiting near Ywathit Village in Pakokku

Ayeyawady dolphin found inhabiting near Ywathit Village in Pakokku

26 November 2020 - Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar An Ayeyawady dolphin is found to be inhabiting near Ywathit Village in Pakokku Township in Magway Region."I am a fisherman. The dolphins inhabit mostly on the riverbanks, most of which are the habitats of the fish. The dolphins are used to c...
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Afsluitdijk, ပင်လယ်ထဲက ဆည်တစ်စင်း

ကမ္ဘာတစ်ဝှမ်းတွင် ဆည်နှင့်ရေကာတာ အရေအတွက်သည် ဆက်လက်တိုးပွားလျက် ရှိနေဆဲပင်ဖြစ်သည်။ ၎င်းတို့သည် ရေချိုစီးဆင်းသည့် ဧရိယာများကို လှိုင်းမြင့်များမှ ကာကွယ်မှုပေးသည့်အပြင် ရာသီဥတုပြောင်းလဲခြင်း ကြောင့် ပင်လယ်ရေမျက်နှာပြင် မြင့်တက်လာကာ ကမ်းရိုးတန်းဒေသကို ရေလွှမ်းမိုးမည့် ဘေးမှလည်း ကာကွယ်ပေးသည်။ သို့သော် ပ...

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