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Plastic recycler gets funding as pollution awareness rises

20 Oct 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Fund manager Delta Capital Myanmar recently announced it had invested US$12.6 million in Commercial Plastics Co Ltd (CPC) of Yangon, which recycles post-consumer plastic bottles collected from all over the country. The investment, made via Delta Capital's M...

Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan

The Bago Sub-basin Area Committee consists of sector and environmental authorities, and the Non-governmental Stakeholder Group consists of NGOs, politicians, private actors and civil society. These two institutions have been central discussion and decision-making arenas for the development of the Ba...

ပဲခူးမြစ်ဝှမ်းဒေသ စီမံအုပ်ချုပ်လုပ်ကိုင်မှု လုပ်ငန်းစီမံချက်

ပဲခူးမြစ်ဝှမ်းဒေသ စီမံအုပ်ချုပ်လုပ်ကိုင်မှု ကော်မတီတွင် ဌာနဆိုင်ရာအဖွဲ့အစည်းများ၊ ပတ်ဝန်းကျင်ထိန်းသိမ်းရေးဆိုင်ရာ အာဏာပိုင်များ ပါဝင်ပြီး အစိုးရမဟုတ်သော အကျိုးဆက်စပ်ပတ်သက်သူများ အဖွဲ့တွင် NGO များ၊ လွှတ်တော်ကိုယ်စားလှယ်များနှင့် အရပ်ဖက်လူမှု အဖွဲ့အစည်းများပါဝင်ပါသည်။ ၎င်းကော်မတီနှစ်ခုသည် ပဲခူးမြစ်ဝှ...

Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar - Assessing ecological status in Inlay Lake - "Preliminary report"

The report is one of the deliverables of the project Integrated water resources management – Institutional building and training. The main purpose of the report has been to achieve improved knowledge about aquatic biodiversity and water chemistry in Inlay Lake, and to give an example for assessing t...
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Denmark committed DKK35 million to support Myanmar’s 5 year Climate Adaption Programme

17 Oct 2020 - Source: ScandAsia - Coastal communities in Myanmar are extremely vulnerable to the impact of climate change and highly exposed to severe natural weather events such as heavy rain, storm surge, floods and cyclones. To help Myanmar respond to those natural challenges, the Forest Dep...
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Greening Plan in Myanmar's World Heritage Site Bagan Angers Conservationists

16 Oct 2020 - Source: The Irrawaddy - The Mandalay regional government's plan to plant around 3,000 trees as part of a greening plan in Bagan has drawn criticism that it could damage unexplored, buried sites and the cultural landscape. The Myanmar Archaeology Association (MAA) denounced the gre...

Environmental objectives and abatement measures for a healthy Bago River - A contribution to the Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan

This report is a deliverable of the project, IWRM, Institutional Building and Training, a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). An important aim of this project is to pilot test th...

Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan - Final Report

The report presents the "Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan" a plan which has been prepared by the Bago River Sub-basin Committee, with input from the Bago Non-governmental Stakeholder Group during the period of 2016 - 2018. The process of developing this plan, including also the participatory pro...

Conservation of biodiversity and improved management of protected areas in Myanmar - Aquatic macrophytes and phytoplankton in Moeyingyi Reservoir, November 2015

Moeyingyi reservoir (constructed in 1878) is situated in the Bago Region, south eastern part of Myanmar. The area was established as Moeyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary in 1988, and in 2004 it was designated as the first Ramsar site of Myanmar. The aim of the present study was to give important and...
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The Handbook for Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems in River and Laked Basins

The handbook provides an insight into the key issues linked to managing and restoring aquatic ecosystems. The information draws from real-life experiences, practical examples and expertise acquired in national and transboundary basins throughout the world involving people from public authorities and...
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Locals care about ibis birds in Sagaing region

11 Oct 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The residents are taking good care of ibis birds which are one of the species of migratory birds inhabiting Lake Indaw in Sagaing Region. This lake is the third biggest one in Myanmar."Many hundred ibis birds reached our Lake Indaw in 2015-201...
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The ailing Ayeyarwady

11 Oct 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Born in Phaung Gyi village on an island near the shore of the Ayeyarwady River in Nyaung-U Township, just under 150 kilometers south-west of Mandalay, Ko Aung Zaw Oo feels agitated whenever he returns home. He is now 43. Throughout his life, his village has...

The Protection of Wildlife and Protected areas Law – 1994

The Protection of Wildlife and Protected areas Law was enacted on 8th June, 1994 by the State Law and Order Restoration Council with the aims to implement the government policy for wildlife protection and natural areas conservation, to carry out the protection and conservation of wildlife, ecosystem...
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Environmental Water Management in the Indo-Pacific: An Australian Perspective

A new AWP knowledge product is now available that focuses on environmental water management in the Indo-Pacific region – authored by Professor Stuart Bunn, Associate Professor Mark Kennard, and Professor Sue Jackson from the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University. This report includes: a...
Salween Peace Park: for all living things

Salween Peace Park: for all living things

08 SEP 2020 - Source: ECOLOGIST, The Journal for the Post-Industrial Age The Karen Indigenous People in Myanmar founded the Salween Peace Park to protect their mega-diverse territory and their culture from extractivism and conflict. The Karen People have lived in our forest home for 2,758 years acco...

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