Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Environmental awareness camp in Sagaing forest reserve

Sagaing regional government is building an environmental awareness and education camp in Linn Note Guu forest reserve in Kanbalu township, to conserve the flora and fauna of the forests and to promote appreciation for the natural environment among people, especially the younger generation.Keep reading  ...

Plastic-free zone campaign at Mt Zwe Ka Bin

The first plastic-free zone campaign will be held at Mount Zwe Ka Bin from March 11 to 14. The campaign, which will be held simultaneously with the Tabaung festival in Kayin State, will involve about 350 volunteers from various organisations, including the Hpa-an Students Union, student ...

Ayeyarwady in danger of losing its birds

The population of various species of water birds, between Myitkyina (Kachin State) and Sinbo (Mandalay Region) along the Ayeyarwady River, has dwindled by at least half in the past 14 years due to habitat loss, gold panning and poaching, a survey has showed.Keep reading ...

Myanmar negotiating 200 billion Euro loan from Belgium for riverbank upgrades

Myanmar is in discussion with Belgium to receive a 200 billion Euro loan that will be used to achieve better water flow by digging a sandbank in the Ayeyawady and Chindwin rivers.According to a representative of the department of water resource and river development, a ...

WCS, TSA save the turtles in Myanmar

Working in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) works to implement recovery programs for some highly endangered endemic species in Ayeyawady Region – the Myanmar roof turtle, the Myanmar star tortoise and the Rakhine forest turtle.Keep reading ...

Endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin Population On the Rise

MANDALAY – Burma’s endangered Irrawaddy dolphin population increased this year, according to a survey by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).Keep reading ...

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