Mammals conservation in Myanmar

Myanmar has 49 Globally Threatened mammal species as well as 16 Near-Threatened and 26 Data Deficient mammal species. This assessment considers Myanmar's diverse marine mammal fauna as well as its terrestrial fauna. Of these species 19 have been chosen as priorities based on the criteria outlined above. Sumatran Rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis and Javan Rhinoceros Rhinoceros [...]

By | January 12th, 2014|Wildlife, Mammals|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

Dolphins, Our River Allies

In the waters of the Irrawaddy river, traditional fishermen and wild dolphins work in harmony to fish. Will the threats facing the river allow this traditional relationship to survive? Listed in Appendix I of CITES, and listed as vulnerable by the IUCN, the Irrawaddy dolphin persists in fragmented populations across its range countries. Photo: [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|News Blogs, Wildlife, Ayeyawady River, Fishes, Mammals, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

Dolphin Conservation and Economic Development, a successful story

A new survey from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Myanmar on the population of the Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) has confirmed their stable population in Myanmar, now counting 61 adult and 4 baby dolphins. The population size of Irrawaddy dolphins is now used as a marker for the overall health of the river basin. This iconic [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|Landscape, News Blogs, Wildlife, Ayeyawady River, Mammals, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments

Endangered Tiger from Thailand Killed in Myanmar

On February 25th a tiger was killed in Kayin state in southern Myanmar. The juvenile animal came from a protected area in the neighboring Thailand, which currently hosts between 60 and 70 tigers. Using a database of camera trap images, Thai government and experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society were able to identify the tiger [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|Landscape, News Blogs, Taninthayi, Wildlife, Mammals, WCS Myanmar|0 Comments