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 | 2017-05-19T09:58:13+00:00 January 6th, 2014|WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

ဧရာ၀တီတိုိင္းရွိ ေက်းရြာေပါင္း(၇၀)ခန္႔တြင္ ရွားပါးႀကိဳးၾကာငွက္ႏွင့္ ဇီ၀မ်ဳိးစုံမ်ဳိးကြဲမ်ား ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးေဟာေျပာမည္

ဧရာ၀တီတိုင္းေဒသႀကီး၏ ၿမိဳ႕နယ္(၄)ၿမိဳ႕နယ္အတြင္းမွ ေက်းရြာေပါင္း (၇၀)ခန္႔တြင္ ရွားပါးႀကိဳးၾကာငွက္ႏွင့္ ဇီ၀မ်ဳိးစုံမ်ဳိးကြဲမ်ား ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးေဟာေျပာမူမ်ား ျပဳလုုပ္သြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္းသတင္းရရွိသည္။ ဧရာ၀တီတုိင္းေဒသႀကီး၏ မအူပင္ၿမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ပန္းတေနာ္ၿမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ၀ါးခယ္မၿမိဳ႕နယ္ႏွင့္ အိမ္မဲၿမိဳ႕ နယ္ စေသာ ၿမိဳ႕နယ္အတြင္းရွိ ေက်းရြာေပါင္း ၇၀ခန္႔တြင္ သစ္ေတာဦးစီဌာန၊ မိန္းမလွကၽြန္းေတာရိုင္းတိရစာၦန္ ေဘးမဲ့ေတာက တာ၀န္ရွိသူမ်ား၊ မအူပင္တကၠသိုလ္၊ စိုက္ပ်ဳိးေရးဌာန၊ အေထြေထြအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးဦးစီဌာန ႏွင့္ သားငွက္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးအဖြဲ႕ (ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအစီအစဥ္)တိုိ႔ ပူးေပါင္း၍ ယင္းေဒသတြင္ ပ်ံႏွံေနထုိင္ၾကေသာ ႀကိဳးၾကာငွက္မ်ားႏွင့္ ဇီ၀မ်ဳိးစုံမ်ဳိးကြဲမ်ား ထိန္းသိမ္းနုိင္ေရး ေဟာေျပာသြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း မိန္းမလွကၽြန္းေတာရိုင္းတိရစာၦန္ေဘးမဲ့ေတာ အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးမွဴးဦးေဇာ္ထူးေအာင္က ေျပာသည္။ “သူတိုိ႔က်င္လည္က်က္စားတဲ့ ေက်းရြာအနီးပတ္၀န္းက်င္ကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ကထိန္းသိမ္းေရးေတြမွာ သူတို႔ကိုယ္တိုိင္ပါ၀င္လာဖို႔ အသိပညာေပးေဟာေျပာဖို႔ ရွိပါတယ္။ ဇီ၀မ်ဳိးစုံမ်ဳိးကြဲေတြ ထိန္းသိမ္းကာကြယ္တာနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ေဒသခံျပည္သူေတြ အသိပညာတိုးလာေအာင္ ဘာေၾကာင့္ ကာကြယ္ရတယ္၊ ဘယ္လိုဥပေဒေ တြနဲ႔ ကာကြယ္ထားတယ္။ဥပေဒအရ ဘယ္လိုကာကြယ္ထားသလဲဆိုရာမွာ [...]

By | 2017-07-17T12:12:54+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Upper Ayeyawady, Birds, Reptiles, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

တာခ်ီလိတ္တြင္ အတြင္းကလီစာမ်ား ထုတ္ထားေသာ က်ားေသတစ္ေကာင္ စစ္ေဆးေတြ႕ရွိ

ျမန္မာ-ထိုုင္းနယ္စပ္၊ တာခ်ီလိတ္-တာေလ လမ္းမေပၚရွိ မယ္ယန္္းစစ္ေဆးေရးဂိတ္တြင္ အတြင္းကလီစာမ်ား ထုတ္ထားသည့္ က်ားေသတစ္ေကာင္ကို သယ္ေဆာင္လာေသာ ေမာ္ေတာ္ယာဥ္တစ္စီးကို ဇူလိုင္လ ၉ရက္ က ဖမ္းဆီးရမိခဲ့ေၾကာင္း တာခ်ီလိတ္ခရိုင္သစ္ေတာဦးစီဌာနက သတင္းရရွိသည္။ အတြင္းကလီစာမ်ား ထုတ္ထားေသာ က်ားေသတစ္ေကာင္မွာ အေလးခ်ိန္(၁၂၅) ကီလိုရွိၿပီး အၿမီးမွ ဦးေခါင္းႏွာဖ်ားအထိ ၈ ေပ ၈လက္မ၊ ခါးလည္လုုံပတ္ ၃ေပ ၁၀လက္မ၊ အျမင့္ ၂ေပ ၄ လက္မ ရွိသည့္ က်ားထီးတစ္ေကာင္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ တာခ်ီလိတ္ၿမိဳ႕နယ္အတြင္းရွိ မယ္ယန္းပူးေပါင္းစစ္ေဆးေရးစခန္းတြင္ သစ္ေတာဦးစီဌာန၊ အေကာက္ခြန္ဦးစီဌာနႏွင့္ ျမန္မာနိုုင္ငံရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႕တုိ႔  ပူးေပါင္းအဖြဲ႕ျဖင့္ စစ္ေဆးမူမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္ေနစဥ္ တာခ်ီလိတ္မွ က်ဳိင္းတုံ သို႔ ေမာင္းႏွင္လာေသာ ေမာ္ေတာ္ယာဥ္အား ရပ္တန္႔ စစ္ေဆးရာက ယာဥ္ေနာက္ခန္းတြင္ အဆိုပါက်ားေသကိုု ေတြ႕ရွိခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ အဆိုပါက်ားေသကို သယ္ေဆာင္လာသူမ်ားမွာ ယာဥ္ပိုင္ရွင္ဦးၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းႏွင့္ [...]

By | 2017-07-10T14:25:16+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Mammals, WCS Myanmar, Wildlife Trade|0 Comments

Capture Arakan Forest Turtles (Heosemys depressa)

I returned to Yangon last weekend after spending two weeks with Htun Thu (WCS Myanmar Program) and our NWCD colleagues in western Rakhine State of Myanmar.  Our mission: capture Arakan Forest Turtles (Heosemys depressa) as part of a long-term radio-tracking and life-history study.  Easier said than done!  Arakan Forest Turtles are active only during the [...]

By | 2017-07-05T16:11:09+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Rakhine Coast, Reptiles, TSA, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

New hope for the Critically Endangered Burmese Roofed Turtle

Last weekend we returned to Yangon after spending almost two months at the WCS/TSA Base camp (Camp Batagur) in Limpha Village, a remote hamlet on the Chindwin River. Our mission was to collect eggs from the Critically Endangered Burmese Roofed Turtle (Batagur trivittata). Less than five females remain in the wild (and probably fewer males) [...]

By | 2017-07-05T15:19:48+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Upper Chindwin, Reptiles, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

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

By | 2017-05-19T09:58:10+00:00 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 | 2017-05-19T09:58:10+00:00 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 | 2016-12-19T11:49:56+00:00 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 | 2017-05-19T09:58:10+00:00 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 | 2016-12-14T11:16:46+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Wildlife, Amphibians, Ayeyawady River, TSA, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments