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  • Lew Young at Intercol Conference Photo: IUCN

    IUCN mourns the loss of leading conservationist Lew Young

    11.03.2019

    It is with great sadness that IUCN Asia announces that conservationist Dr. Lew Young passed away on 5th March 2019. His passing is a tremendous loss to the conservation community.

  • Participants to the Master Class on the Prevention and Mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict Photo: IUCN

    Elephants and people: Exploring options for co-existence in Asia

    06.03.2019

    Analysing and understanding the complexities of human-wildlife conflicts and applying appropriate implementation methods and processes adapted to the local context, are critical in the prevention and mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC).

  • A participant is discussing with experts Photo: A participant is discussing with experts © James Tallant

    Myanmar continues development of its national Red List

    19.02.2019

    On January15-18, 2019, more than 30 of Myanmar’s top mammal experts met in Nay Pyi Taw to continue the development of a National Red List of Threatened Species.

  • Representatives from 12 Asian countries met in Bangkok, Thailand on January 23-24, 2019 to exchange experiences on forest landscape restoration (FLR) and the Bonn Challenge Photo: IUCN ARO

    Forest landscape restoration in Asia – Promoting human wellbeing and ecological integrity

    13.02.2019

    Representatives from 12 Asian countries met in Bangkok, Thailand on January 23-24, 2019 to exchange experiences on forest landscape restoration (FLR) and the Bonn Challenge. The workshop, ASEAN’s Leadership in Forest Landscape Restoration: Supporting the Bonn...

  • A national park in Myanmar Photo: A national park in Myanmar © Equilibrium Research

    A training course on Management Effectiveness Tracking tool for managers of Protected Areas in Myanmar

    16.01.2019

    On December 3-7, 2018, IUCN organized a training course for managers of 22 of Myanmar’s 23 protected areas on Management Effectiveness Tracking tool (METT). 

  • Mr U Win Maung and his team visit the coastal protection zone Mr U Win Maung and his team visit the coastal protection zone Photo: Helene Marre/MFF

    Sometimes, you just need to let nature take its course

    21.11.2018

    Growing over an estimated area of over half a million hectares, mangrove coverage in Myanmar is the second largest in Asia after Indonesia. These mangroves provide food, shelter and livelihoods to millions of delta and coastal dwellers in Myanmar and other...

  • A small boat moves through a canal near a small, gold pagoda among wetland vegetation Workshop participants in boats pass Golden Rock Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda at Moeyungyi, a Ramsar site and part of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Photo: © Elaine Mumford/IUCN

    Shaping the future: Indo-Burma’s wetlands experts rework Ramsar Regional Strategic Plan

    05.10.2018

    Members and partners of the Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI), including government representatives, academics, international organisation partners of Ramsar and others, gathered in Yangon in late July to workshop the IBRRI Strategic Plan for...

  • An expert presented the results of group discussion in the workshop Photo: An expert presented the results of group discussion in the workshop © Monika

    Myanmar starts work on a national Red List

    03.08.2018

    On July 23-27, 70 of Myanmar’s top species experts gathered at the Forest Research Institute in Yezin, near Nay Pyi Taw, to take important steps in the development of a National Red List of Threatened Species.

  • Participants at the dialogue Photo: Participants at the dialogue © Ye Thu Aung, Junior Researcher, AIRBM Project

    Myanmar holds dialogue on UN Watercourses Convention cooperation opportunities

    03.07.2018

    IUCN, together with the Myanmar National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), held the Dialogue on ‘The UN Watercourses Convention: A window of opportunity for cooperation,’ in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 11 April 2018. The Dialogue aimed to provide a better...

  • Three women sit on patterned carpets on the floor during a meeting Kyi Htay (right); her aunt, Mi San (left); and friend Than Than Yu (centre) share their feedback and future plans for the VECC Photo: © Hélène Marre / MFF

    Where the heart is: Myanmar’s village conservation committees give people reason to stay

    04.06.2018

    For those who live along the coast of the Pyinbugyi Islands at the mouth of Southeastern Myanmar’s Tevoy River, fishing has always been a way of life. Unfortunately, of late, commercial offshore fishing has meant that many locals aren’t able to fill their...

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