Ayeyawady dolphin population grows to 76

A SURVEY in February has found that there are now 76 Ayeyarwady dolphins in the conservation areas of the Ayeyarwady River, an increase from 69 found in the last survey. Ayeyawady dolphins are a critically endangered species. Seven new dolphins, including two babies, were spotted by conservationists from the Fisheries Department and the Wildlife Conservation [...]

Vultures or Magnificent Clean Flyers

As The Myanmar literature itself is now more than 1000 years old, it is no wonder that the language is rich in proverbs, maxims and sayings. As a rule, Myanmar people tend to illustrate many sayings and proverbs in their daily conversation, and these customs have been handed down from generation to generation in Myanmar. [...]

သတင္းေပးပါ ႀကိဳးၾကာ သိုိ႔မဟုတ္ ႀကိဳးၾကာေခၚသံ

ႀကိဳးၾကာငွက္သိုက္တစ္ခုကို ေရနက္ကြင္း၊ နတ္စပါးေတာထဲရွိ ျမက္ကလုံးပင္မ်ားေပၚတြင္ ႀကိဳးၾကာဥ ႏွစ္လုံး ဥထားသည္ကို ကိုေစာမ်ဳိးက လိုက္ျပသည္။ ကိုေစာမ်ဳိးက ထိုႀကိဳးၾကာအသိုက္ကို ၀မ္းေရးအတြက္ ၿမဳံးေထာင္း သြားရာက ေတြ႕ရွိထားျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ “ၿမံဳးေထာင္းသြားရင္းနဲ႔ ဒီအသိုက္ကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္ ေတြ႕ထားတာပါ။အဲဒါနဲ႔ တင္ျမ( သူ႔ ဇနီး) က ဆရာတို႔ ေဟာေျပာပြဲသြားနားေထာင္းရင္းနဲ႔ ႀကိဳးၾကာအသိုက္ေတြ႕ရင္း သတင္းေပးဖို႔ ေျပာတယ္ဆိုတာနဲ႔ ကၽြန္ေတာ္ သတင္းေပးတာ” ဟု ခပ္လွမ္းလွမ္းမွ ႀကိဳးၾကာငွက္မႀကီးကို ၾကည့္၍ အသက္ ၃၂အရြယ္ရွိ  ကိုေစာမ်ဳိးက ကၽြန္ေတာတို႔အဖြဲ႕ကို  ေျပာသည္။ ႀကိဳးၾကာငွက္မ်ဳိးစိတ္သည္ ကမာၻတစ္၀ွမ္းတြင္ မ်ဳိးစိတ္မ်ားစြာရွိေသာ္လည္း ဧရာ၀တီျမစ္၀ကၽြန္း ေပၚ ေဒသရွိ ႀကိဳးၾကာေခါင္းနီငွက္မ်ဳိးစိတ္မ်ားမွာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္သာမက တစ္ကမာၻလုံးတြင္လည္း မ်ဳိးသုဥ္းမႈ အႏၱရာယ္က်ေရာက္ေနေသာ မ်ိဳးစိတ္ျဖစ္သည္။ အဆိုပါ ငွက္မ်ဳိးစိတ္သည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္ အေကာင္ေရ [...]

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

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 Challenging Year in the Fight to Save Myanmar’s Critically Endangered Turtles

By Steve and Kalyar Platt The Turtle Survival Alliance/Wildlife Conserva¬tion Society (TSA/WCS) Team faced challenges on many fronts this past year in the unrelent¬ing struggle to save the imperiled turtles and tortoises of Myanmar. Our principle efforts remain focused on spe¬cies endemic, or nearly so, to Myanmar, namely the Burmese Star Tortoise (Geochelone platyno¬ta), Burmese [...]

By | 2017-02-03T11:34:06+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Upper Chindwin, Amphibians, Reptiles, TSA|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