Government of Myanmar Unveils New Plan To Protect Marine Wildlife and Resources

New marine spatial planning strategy provides country with roadmap for sustainable ocean economy  Comprehensive atlas of marine environment, wildlife, and activities such as fishing and development serves as a foundation for decision-makers. Date February 23, 2017 Media Contact CONTACT: John Delaney – 347-675-2294; jdelaney@wcs.org Stephen Sautner – 718-220-3682; ssautner@wcs.org In This Press Release Categories: Marine, Asia, Myanmar [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|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 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 | February 3rd, 2017|Upper Chindwin, Amphibians, Reptiles, TSA|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

ေလာင္းလုံဘုတ္ကြ်န္းဆီသို႔္

ေရး -  ကုိျငမ္း (ေတာင္သာ) ထားဝယ္ၿမိဳ႕မွ သေဘာ့ဆိပ္ရြာသုိ႔  အမွတ္ ၃ ငွက္သုိက္ကြ်န္းမွ ဇီဝစုိးငွက္ေလးမ်ား ခုိေအာင္းကာ အသုိက္ျပဳလုပ္သည့္ လႈိင္ေခါင္းအနီးသုိ ခ်ဥ္းကပ္ေနစဥ္။ (ဓါတ္ပုံ သက္ေဇာ္ႏုိင္ ) ကြ်န္ေတာ္တုိ႔ကားေလးဟာ ထားဝယ္နဲ႔ ကေျမာကင္းကုိ ဆက္သြယ္ထားတဲ့ ထားဝယ္ျမစ္ကူးတံတား အဆုံးေရာက္တာနဲ႔ ဂ်ပန္စစ္ဝတ္စုံ၊ ဂ်ပန္ကင္တုိဒါးရွည္ကုိ ခါးမွာ ခ်ိတ္ထားတဲ့ ဗုိလ္မႈးဗထူး ေက်ာက္ရုပ္ ကို ေတြ႕လုိက္ရတယ္။ ထားဝယ္ခရုိင္၊ ေလာင္းလုံၿမိဳ႕နယ္ " ေလးသြင္းခံရြာ" ဇာတိ၊ ထားဝယ္သားစစ္စစ္။ သူဟာ မေကြးတုိင္္းေဒသႀကီး ေခ်ာက္ၿမိဳ႕နယ္မွာ ငွက္ဖ်ားနဲ႔ကြယ္လြန္ခဲ့သူျဖစ္တယ္။ ကေျမာကင္းရြာကုိျဖတ္၊ ေတာင္ ကုန္းေပၚကုိေကြ႕ကာဝုိက္ကာတက္လုိက္တယ္။ ဒီေနရာေတာင္ကုန္းေပၚက ေနၿပီးေမာင္းမကန္ရြာနဲ႔ေနာက္ခံ ပင္လယ္ျပာျပာကုိျမင္ရတဲ့ ရႈ႕ရပ္စခန္း(View Point) ေနရာျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ မၾကာခင္ ေမာင္းမကန္ရြာမထဲကုိမဝင္ ေတာ့ဘဲလက္ဝဲဘက္ လမ္းခဲြကေနၿပီး ေက်ာက္ဆင္ရြာကုိျဖတ္ပီး [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments