• Nan Thar Island and the Mayyu Estuary become Myanmar’s 6th Ramsar site

    When in 2006 the second winter search Expedition of the SBS Task Force found 8 SBS in Teknaf at the southern tip of Bangladesh, we looked across to Myanmar and dreamt of going there to continue our search. Gillian Bunting, the GIS expert in our team, now working for BirdLife International, zoomed in some remote […]

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  • Myanmar designated Inlay Lake Wildlife Sanctuary as Flyway Network Site in celebration of the World Wetlands Day

    On 2nd February, 2020, the government of the Republic of the Union Myanmar announced the designation of Inlay Lake Wildlife Sanctuary as EAAFP Flyway Network Site (EAAF 147) in celebration of the World Wetlands Day. This marks the 6th EAAFP Flyway Networks Site for Myanmar. “On this World Wetlands Day, Ministry of Natural Resources and […]

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  • Community Conservation Area proposed for conserving Baer’s Pochard in Myanmar

    The Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri) has a small population which is suspected to be undergoing a continuing and rapid decline as a result of illegal bird hunting and wetland destruction in the wintering ground of Myanmar (Aung.T.D et al., 2019). There are reports of bird hunting by using poison bait at Paleik Inn, Sint Kaing […]

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  • Coastal Wetlands in Myanmar: A directory of important sites

    Coastal wetlands in Myanmar provide a huge wealth of biodiversity, ranging from Dugongs and Dolphins to migratory waterbirds and marine turtle nesting and feeding sites. They have been underrepresented in conserving biodiversity and wildlife in Myanmar, but recently received much more attention. In 2017 Myanmar added two more Ramsar sites from a range of coastal […]

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  • World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 – Myanmar

    Event title: World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 in Myanmar Organizer: Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) Participants: About 130 participants from local communities including school students and teachers, Local Conservation Group, government officers Outcome: The participants gained knowledge about the plastic pollution that impact on not only migratory bird species and their habitats, but […]

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  • Community based conservation of Baer’s Pochard in Myanmar

    Baer’s Pochard © Solo Mdy  Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri) has declined drastically in recent decades. In the 1990s Thailand and Bangladesh had hundreds of wintering birds, but in recent years the number has dropped to only a few birds wintering annually. Myanmar is another country with a good wintering population of Baer’s Pochard in the […]

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  • Celebration of new EAAFP Flyway Network Sites in Myanmar

    Union of Myanmar became as member of EAAFP since 27th July 2014. After that, Moeyungyi Wildlife Sanctuary, Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary and Gulf of Mottama were designated as Flyway Network Siites respectively. In 2018, two new sites (Nanthar Island and Mayyu Estuaries and Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary) are designated as Flyway Network Sites. Nanthar Island is […]

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  • Myanmar

    The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Number of Flyway Network Sites: 6 Member since: 2014 Myanmar became a member of the Partnership in 2014 and houses 6 designated sites under the specifications set by EAAFP. A known non-breeding site for the very rare Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Myanmar covers quite a large area which includes inland […]

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  • Conserving wetlands in Myanmar: Gulf of Mottama is Myanmar’s fourth Ramsar site

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Myanmar is home to an extraordinary diversity of wetlands, which include mountainous wetlands; large freshwater marshes and lakes; and coastal mangroves, mudflats and coral reefs. These ecosystems support fisheries, provide clean water, store carbon and protect local people from the impacts of floods, tsunamis and landslides. As such, […]

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  • World Migratory Bird Day 2017 – Myanmar

    Event Name: World Migratory Bird Day – Myanmar Organizer: Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) Number of Participants: 150 Summary: WMBD2017 was organized by BANCA at the Environmental Education and Sustainable Centre (EESC) in Bilin Township near the Gulf of Mottama. The BANCA education team prepared a poster, a banner, T-Shirts for the event. BANCA […]

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