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A Guide to Managing Water for the Environment

This guide presents six elements that can be helpful when establishing or reforming a policy framework for managing water for the environment in any jurisdiction, based on learnings from the experience of Australia and other countries:  Confirm a vision for water management and the value of wat...
Fight for the Mekong gathers pace

Fight for the Mekong gathers pace

26 November 2020 - Source: Bangkok Post More than 20 years ago, when two Chiang Rai-based environmentalists, Niwat Roikaew and Somkiat Kuenwongsa, learned that the Chinese government were blasting rapids in the upper Mekong River from Yunnan to Myanmar and Laos to clear the way for large commercial ...
Govt, local groups to work for Inle Lake conservation

Govt, local groups to work for Inle Lake conservation

23rd November 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times The new Shan State government and local organizations will cooperate closely to protect and conserve Inle Lake, one of the most famous destinations in the country. U Myat Min Soe, an Inle conservation activist, said there are already efforts on both sides t...
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Irrawaddy dolphins – Myanmar’s latest UNESCO Heritage Site?

20 Nov 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Irrawaddy dolphins, so-named after the old name for Myanmar's largest river, are amiable, agile and incredibly cute. Though very few tourists and travellers have had the pleasure of encountering them in the wild, a small group of conservationists hope to ch...
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Indawgyi Lake conserves rare fish species ‘Microphis Dunckeris’

05 Nov 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Indawgyi Lake conserves the world's rare fish species called Microphis Dunckeris, which inhabit only in Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State in Myanmar, according to Fauna & Flora International (FFI-Myanmar). The FFI Myanmar is arranging to conse...
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Ayeyarwady river faces shortage of fishes in the peak season

24 Oct 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Although this is the abundant fish season annually for the local fishermen, Ayeyawady River is with the shortage of fish in this period, according to a report from Magway region fishers. Ten years ago, a fishing vessel caught around ten v...
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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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