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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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A win-win project for Irrawaddy dolphins

​Source: Frontier Myanmar ​ ​ In the sixth instalment of a series profiling Myanmar's leading responsible tourism businesses, Frontier highlights a project aimed at helping to save the Irrawaddy dolphin.  By ALFRED SKARTVEIT HELSKOG | FRONTIER TOURISTS are helping to keep alive a local fishing ...
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Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

​10 May 19 - Source: The Dispatch - A herd of endangered deer wait under the shade of one of the sparse trees in this parched central Myanmar landscape, watching as rangers dispatch drinking water — a life-saving resource funded by well wishers across the country. Crowdfunding brings life-saving wat...
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Photo Story: Myanmar’s Chindwin River Basin

CEPF grantees racing to learn more about this important place before it's too late by Author Myanmar's Chindwin River Basin hosts a range of habitats—from forests and swamps to coasts and mountains. Fifty percent of the basin is covered by 14 of the country's Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs). Only a qu...
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The ghost net menace in Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago

04 May 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar Discarded fishing gear brings death and destruction to marine environments and is threatening the unique beauty and biodiversity of Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago. By THANDA KO GYI | FRONTIER MYANMAR has a massive ghost net problem. Reefs are being smothered and mar...
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Why Myanmar villagers still engage in illegal logging of mangroves

​30 April 19 - Source: Mongabay The Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar used to be rich in mangroves, but only 20 percent of the original coverage remains today. Although it's illegal to log mangrove wood, people who live in villages without electricity still cut the increasingly fragmented mangrove forests ...
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Inle Lake Prepares For First-Ever Floating Water Festival

11 April 18 - Source: Irrawaddy - YANGON — A floating Thingyan will be held for the first time ever over the four days of this year's annual water festival with many activities aimed both at promoting the culture of the ethnic Intha who live around Shan State's popular Inle Lake and at boosting tour...
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Myanmar environmental conditions improve

05 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Despite severe damage in the past two decades, Myanmar's environment has improved, according to U San Oo, deputy director general of the Environmental Conservation Department. During a press conference at the ministry on Thursday, he credited the improvement of ...
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သဘာ၀တရားျကီးကေတာ့သင္ေပးေနပါတယ္ ……….. ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို ့ကေရာ သင္ယူေနျကရဲ့လား

ေရ ေလာကျကီးအတြက္ စိန္ေခၚမႈေတြ အမ်ားျကီးထဲကမွ အဓိကျပႆနာျကီး(၃)ရပ ္မွာ ေရရွားျခင္း၊ ေရျကီးျခင္းနဲ ့ ေရညစ္ညမ္းျခင္းတို ့ပဲျဖစ္ျကပါတယ္။ ဆယ္စုနွစ္တစ္ခုေက်ာ္ လြန္ျပီးေနာက္ ကမ႓ာလူဦးေရဟာ ႏွစ ္ဆ ေက်ာ္ တိုးတက္လာတာေျကာင့္ ေရသံုးစြဲမႈပမာဏဟာ လည္းတိုးတက္လာခဲ့ပါတယ္။ စဥ္ဆက္မျပတ္ဖံြ ့ျဖိဳးတိုးတက္မႈအတ ြက္ အဓိက စိန္ေ...
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‘All the fish died’: Kachin communities alarmed at impact of banana plantations

Communities in Kachin State are increasingly alarmed about the environmental impact of chemical runoff from burgeoning banana plantations. By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIER ON THE afternoon of February 6, fish started dying in two streams near a banana plantation in Kachin State's Waingmaw Township. Resi...
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Meet me at Indawgyi

07 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The legend of the lake tells of the decadent city See Khan, sprawled across a valley in Kachin State. See Khan was an insult to the world and in retribution for its sinful ways was flooded – either by resident nat or a great dragon. Today, in the place where See...
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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Cartoon Book

​This cartoon book is published by Myanmar Water Partnership (MmWP) supported by Global Water Partnership. It explains the importance of water resources in the world, how they exist, their different types of usages, and the water challenges in these days. In the end, why we need to preserve the wate...
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စိမ့္ေျမေဒသႏွင့္ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးဆိုင္ရာ ျပႆနာမ်ားကို ရင္ဆိုင္ျခင္း

ေဖေဖာ္ဝါရီလ ၂ ရက္ေန႔သည္ ကမၻာ႔စိမ့္ေျမေဒသမ်ားေန႔ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ယခုႏွစ္၏ ေဆာင္ပုဒ္မွာ "စိမ့္ေျမေဒသႏွင့္ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရး ယွဥ္တဲြဖံြ႔ၿဖိဳးေအာင္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေပး" ဟူ၍ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ စိမ့္ေျမေဒသႏွင့္ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးတို႔သည္ အက်ိဳးစီးပြားကဲြလဲြေနသည္ဟု မွတ္ယူထားၾကေသာ လူအေတာ္မ်ားမ်ားအတြက္ ဒီေဆာင္ပုဒ္သည္ ထူးျခားေကာင္း ထူးျခာ...
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A Role Play of Wetlands in Yangon

A Role Play of Wetlands in Yangon

​This article is a feature article dedicated to World Wetlands Day 2019. We prefer to write about the wetlands in Yangon, additionally, which can be created into public spaces without losing its essence. Therefore, the interview talk from Raphael Monnier gave valuable input for showing the importanc...
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The Gyo Phyu Pipeline and his companions - A Renovation Project of Pipeline

The idea is not to promote our company but to promote collaboration by Raphael Monnier ​We made an interview with Raphael Monnier who is the co-founder of Yangon-based architecture and design company Blue Temple. He shared his thoughts and visions about renovation of Gyo Phyu pipeline. Mon...
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