Summary of Ecosystem Services Training in Irrigation Technology Center

​ Training workshop is about Ecosystem Functions and Services in Integrated Water Resources Management. It was 5-days training from 25 to 29 June in Irrigation Technology Center (ITC), Bago. Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia ( GWP-SEA), Irrigation Water Utilization Management Development (IWUM...
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Stockholm Environmental Institute’s partnership with key Myanmar water agency to boost environmental research

SEI's partnership with Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) and Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI) will strengthen research, capacity building and policy linkages on critical environmental issues in Myanmar . ​ SEI has signed an agreement with Myanmar's D...
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Some 89 river terns researched in 2018

​03 May 18 - Some 89 river terns, one of the endangered species, were researched in 2018. According to the IUCN Red List, some 101 river terns and 29 nests were recorded in 2017 along Chindwin River and Ayeyawady River. In 2018, the number of river terns increased remarkably. Some 89 river terns, 23...
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Myanmar's river dolphins and fishermen double down on unique relationship, as fish stocks dwindle

Source: abc Date: 12 March 2018 ​ As dawn breaks across the Ayeyarwady River, the rubbery silhouettes of fins break the surface. The dolphins that we expected to find half an hour down river have appeared on our doorstep, playing just meters from a riverside teashop, almost as if they overheard us t...
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Volunteers clean Botahtaung Jetty to protect river ecosystem

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 26 February 2018 ​ The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) led a clean-up of Botahtaung Jetty on Friday to protect the Yangon River ecosystem. The primary aim of the project was to create public awareness about river sustainability as Yangon port and rivers becom...
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Conservationists sound alarm over pollution, abuse of wetlands

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 23 February 2018 ​ Conservationists have expressed grave concern over the deterioration of the country's wetlands mainly due to pollution, converting them to farmland and climate change. Daw Thiri Dae We Aung, programme manager of the Biodiversity and Nature Conservat...
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Wetlands status sought for all of Mottama

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 9 February, 2018 ​ One year after part of the Mottama Gulf was declared a wetland site of international importance under UNESCO's Ramsar Convention, the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) is trying to get the entire gulf included under the design...
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The Value of the Ayeyarwady River: Update on WWF ‘River in the Economy’ Project.

Photo- @WWFMyanmar (Twitter)  ​ Introduction Recently, I met Hannah Baleta from WWF Myanmar. She kindly explained about her work in Myanmar, in particular the current project, 'River in the Economy' along the length of the Ayeyarwady River. Hannah has readily built up her local knowledge and ex...
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Drones to aid mangrove rehabilitation

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 February, 2018 ​ Worldview International Foundation is testing a project aimed at speeding up the rehabilitation of mangrove forests in Yangon Region using drones to replant the shrubs, which only thrive on saline or brackish water along coasts, a senior executive o...
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Forest Department plans to regenerate 200 acres of mangrove wetlands

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 19 January, 2018 The Forest Department is planning to revive 200 acres of depleted mangrove forests over 1500 acres of abandoned prawn-breeding wetlands in the Ayeyarwady Delta region, said Forest Department Director Nyi Nyi Kyaw. The project, called Integrated Planni...
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Chainsaws imperil an old-growth mangrove stronghold in southern Myanmar

Source: Mongabay Series: Global Forest Reporting Network , Oceans Date: 27 December 2017 Tanintharyi, Myanmar's southern-most state, is home to the country's last remaining old-growth mangrove forest. The trees support village life and a booming fishing industry up and down the coast. But loggi...
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