Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society

During our 116 years history, we have forged the power of our global conservation work to create the world’s most comprehensive conservation organization. We currently manage about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries; and educate millions of visitors at our five living institutions in New York City on important issues affecting our planet. [...]

By | January 6th, 2014|WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

ျမင္းၿခံခ႐ိုင္၊ ႏြားထိုးႀကီးၿမိဳ႕နယ္၊ မင္းစံုေတာင္ေဘးမဲ႔ေတာ အတြင္းတြင္ က်င္းပေသာ (တတိယအႀကိမ္ ) ေျမာက္ ၾကယ္လိပ္အေကာင္(၃၀၀) အား သဘာဝေတာအတြင္းသို႔ ေဘးမဲ႔ ေစလႊတ္ျခင္း

By | February 27th, 2017|Lower Chindwin, Reptiles, TSA, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

A Field Observation and Significant Range Extension of Manouria impressa in Myanmar

by Saw HTUN and Steven G. PLATT* Abstract Few records of the impressed tortoise (Manouria impressa) are available from Myanmar and most are based on historic accounts, old museum specimens, and shells obtained from villagers and wildlife traffickers. We herein report the observation of a living M. impressa in the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary of northern Myanmar.Our [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Amphibians, TSA, Uncategorized, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

Notes on Melocanna baccifera and bamboo brakes in the Rakhine Hills of western Myanmar

By Steven G. Platt, Win Ko Ko, Khin Myo Myo, Lay Lay Khaing,Kalyar Platt, Aung Maung, and Thomas R. Rainwater ABSTRACT Melocanna baccifera (Trin.) is a large monopodial bamboo that forms extensive monotypic stands (known as brakes) throughout the Rakhine Hills of western Myanmar. Despite the ecological and cultural importance of bamboos in Southeast Asia, [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Rakhine Yoma, Wildlife, TSA, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

Ecology and Conservation Status of the Arakan Forest Turtle, Heosemys depressa, in Western Myanmar

Ecology and Conservation Status of the Arakan Forest Turtle, Heosemys depressa, in Western Myanmar STEVEN G. PLATT, WIN KO KO, KALYAR, MYO MYO, LAY LAY KHAING, AND THOMAS R. RAINWATER The Arakan forest turtle (Heosemys depressa) is endemic to Myanmar and is regarded as one of the world’s least known chelonians (Ernst and Barbour, 1989; van Dijk, 1993). [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Rakhine Yoma, Wildlife, Amphibians, TSA, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

Conservation Status of Freshwater Turtles in Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary and Vicinity,Myanmar

By John Thorbjarnarson,Steven G. Platt and Saw Tun Khaing ABSTRACT We conducted a status survey of freshwater turtles in the southem Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar,f rom 15 January to 1F ebruary 1999. The endemic Burmese eyed-turtle (Morenia ocellata) was the only species we found. Morenia ocellata are harvested in the delta for local use and export [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Wildlife, Amphibians, Ayeyawady River, TSA, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

The Mystery turtle that eats Rhino Dung (Searching for Arkan forest turtles in Myanmar )By Steven G. Platt

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By | December 8th, 2016|Rakhine Yoma, Wildlife, Amphibians, TSA, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

လိပ္ခုံးအေၾကာင္းေျပာျခင္တယ္                                         ေရး- ကုိျငမ္း (ေတာင္သာ)

လိပ္ခုးံ (TSA) မဖတ္ရေသးတဲ့ ဂ်ာနယ္ေဟာင္းေလးေတြဖတ္ျခင္တာနဲ႔  ညေနဘက္ ဆင္မလုိက္ရပ္ကြက္ ၾကည့္ျမင္တုိင္ ကမ္း နာလမ္းက မင္းမင္းၾကည္လက္ဘက္ရည္ဆုိင္ေပါက္ဝေရာက္ခါရွိေသး- လိပ္သတင္းေတြ ဂ်ာနယ္ေတြမွာ ခဏခဏပါေနပါ့လား… ဦးဝင္းကုိကုိ ကေျပာပါ သည္… ဆုိတာေတြ လည္း.. မၾကာမၾကာဖတ္ေနရျပန္တယ္လုိ႔ …ဆုိင္ပုိင္ရွင္ ကုိထြန္းေက်ာ္က ေျပာပါေတာ့တယ္။ သူ႕ေဘးမွာ  ဆ ရာဦးဥာဏ္က 7 Day Journal ဂ်ာနယ္ဖတ္ေနပီး.. ဆုိင္လုပ္သားေလတစုလဲေဘးမွာဝုိင္းထုိင္ေနၾက တာ ေတြ႕ လိုက္ရပါတယ္။ ဟုတ္ဗ်ိဳ႕… က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) သားငွက္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရး ဝက္ဆုိဒ္ က သတင္းေဖၚျပထားတာေတြကုိ ဂ်ာနယ္ေတြက… က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ဆီကိုိဖုံးနဲ႔တမ်ိဳး… အီးေမးလ္နဲ႔ တဖုံ…လူကုိယ္တုိင္ လာေမးၾကတာတနည္း… အဲသလိုနည္းေတြနဲ႔ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ျပန္ၾကားေပးေနရပါတယ္…၂ ရက္ေလာက္က ရုပ္သံ MI [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Amphibians, TSA, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

Turtle Size Matters

The maximum body size of Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) is relevant from evolutionary and ecological perspectives, and knowledge of upper asymptotic size is a necessary prerequisite for understanding patterns of growth (Platt and Rainwater 2015. Herpetol. Rev. 46:31–33 and references therein). Indotestudo elongata is a medium-sized tortoise occurring from Nepal and northeastern India, east through [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Landscape, Lower Chindwin, News Blogs, Wildlife, Reptiles, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

Securing marine fisheries, livelihoods and biodiversity in Myanmar through co-management

Myanmar’s marine resources have long provided sustenance to its coastal people. Over 25,000 small-scale fishing vessels are registered to fish its coastline and nearly half of the country’s population lives in coastal states and regions. Despite fisheries’ importance, Myanmar has limited capacity for sustainable management. This overexploitation has resulted in drastic declines of stocks; a [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|Landscape, News Blogs, Rakhine Coast, Wildlife, Fishes, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

Tigers Forever in Myanmar

The tiger is one of the most iconic species of Asia’s biodiversity, and an emblem of the threatened world’s natural heritage. They are also a symbol of strength in both nature and Asian culture. Tigers may be one of the most admired creatures on earth, but despite this, their population is seriously declining in all [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|Upper Chindwin, Chindwin River, Mammals, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments