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Press Release of Myanmar Elephant Conservation Action Plan (MECAP)

The government takes decisive action to ensure future of Myanmar’s elephants Naypyitaw (15th-16th February 2018) The Myanmar Elephant Conservation Action Plan (known as the MECAP) was launched today at a ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw. The MECAP will guide efforts by the Government, civil society, wildlife biologists and conservationists to create the social, economic, [...]

By | 2018-02-19T14:07:39+00:00 February 19th, 2018|FFI, Mammals, Threats, WCS Myanmar, Wildlife Trade|0 Comments

Population density estimates and conservation concern for clouded leopards Neofelis nebulosa, marbled cats Pardofelis marmorata and tigers Panthera tigris in Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagaing, Myanmar

The clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa is a potent ambassador species for conservation, occurring from the Himalayan foothills eastwards to Indochina, between which Myanmar is a biogeographical land bridge. In Myanmar's Northern Forest Complex, the species co-occurs with the tiger Panthera tigris, leopard Panthera pardus, marbled cat Pardofelis marmorata, golden cat Catopuma temminckii and leopard cat [...]

By | 2017-11-28T17:30:55+00:00 November 28th, 2017|FFI, Mammals, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

Grave concern over the future of Myanmar’s wild elephants as skin trade targets mothers and calves

YANGON (8th August, 2017): On World Elephant Day, national and international conservation organisations expressed grave concern about the plight of Myanmar’s declining wild elephant population following a surge in demand for their skin. “Unlike ivory poaching, which targets tusked males, the sudden increase in the demand for skin means the killing is indiscriminate with mothers [...]

By | 2017-08-11T17:01:27+00:00 August 11th, 2017|FFI, Mammals, Threats, Uncategorized, WCS Myanmar, Wildlife Trade|0 Comments

Fauna & Flora International calls for oil palm moratorium to protect Myanmar’s rainforest

Conservation NGO urges new Myanmar government to halt oil palm development until impacts are better understood and stronger policies are in place. Conservation NGO Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is calling on the Government of Myanmar to protect the country’s last remaining lowland rainforest in the Tanintharyi Region from unsustainable oil palm development. The call [...]

By | 2017-05-19T09:58:11+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Taninthayi, FFI|0 Comments