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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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FOREST POLICY – 1995

The formulation of forestry policies has evolved for the purpose of developing sustainability of the environment as Myanmar forestry sector is essential in the enhancement of national socio-economic development, environmental sustainability and balance of nature. The six imperatives were established...
Mangrove restoration, a critical challenge for increasing resilience in Myanmar

Mangrove restoration, a critical challenge for increasing resilience in Myanmar

With the collaboration of the Netherlands Embassy in Myanmar and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Myanmar, the virtual workshop for the scope of the study on mangrove restoration and increasing resilience in the Ayeyarwady delta was held on 24th September 2020. The workshop was conducted to Present ...
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Is Our Inle Lake Healthy? - Thoughts of Inle lake ecosystem

In this article, you will find out the current situations of Inle lake ecosystem and its environmental challenges, and why Inle lake is needed to be saved. Back in August, I was volunteering as a language teacher in a village called Le Pyin Taung which is near the Inle lake and luckily I have got a ...
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မြစ်အထက်ပိုင်းရှိရေအားလျှပ်စစ်ထုတ်လုပ်သောဆည်များ၏ဒဏ်ကိုခံနေရသောကမ်းရိုးတန်းဂေဟစနစ်များ

ဆန်ဒီရေဂိုတက္ကသိုလ်ရှိ ဆန်ဒီရေဂိုတက္ကသိုလ် Riverside နှင့် Scripps အဏ္ဏဝါဗေဒဌာနမှ သုတေသီများကကုန်းတွင်းပိုင်းမြစ်များပေါ်တွင် တည်ဆောက်ထားသောဆည်များ သည် ကမ်းရိုးတန်းနှင့် မြစ်၀ရှိ ကျက်စားရာနေရာများ အပေါ်တွင် ဆိုးရွာသော အကျိုးသက်ရောက် မှုများ ရှိနေသည်ကို ရှာဖွေတွေ့ရှိ ထားသည်။ သုတေသီများသည် ပစိဖိတ်ကမ်း...
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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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