• 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    IUCN, together with the Myanmar National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), held a 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


    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...

  • Trainees at the training workshop Photo: Trainees are discussing at the training workshop © Equilibrium Research

    Protected area restoration training in Myanmar


    In November, IUCN ran a week-long training course on restoration for all national park managers in Myanmar, funded as part of a long-running collaboration with the Norwegian Environment Agency.  

  • Group photo of RSC participants Photo: © Ann Moey / IUCN

    MFF holds 14th Regional Steering Committee Meeting in Myanmar


    The IUCN and UNDP regional coastal initiative Mangroves for the Future (MFF) held its 14th Steering Committee meeting in Yangon to assess achievements over the past year and discuss the programme's sustainability beyond 2018. 

  • Two men crouch on the ground making cement cookstoves Photo: © MFF Myanmar

    Simple cook stoves ignite entrepreneurial spirit in Myanmar


    Home to some of Myanmar’s largest mangrove forests, Tanintharyi Region is known for its pristine coastline and the hundreds of islands in the Myeik Archipelago.  Mangroves provide critical ecosystem services and shield inland areas from storms and...

  • Participants are discussing at the workshop Photo: Participants are discussing at the workshop © IUCN Myanmar

    Developing a management plan for the wise use of the Gulf of Mottama


    On January 23-24, 2017 in Mawlamyine, the second at state/region consultation workshop on developing a management plan for the wise use of the Gulf of Mottama was organised as a part of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Community-Led...


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