NATURAL HISTORY NOTES

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2017-09-27T12:55:47+00:00

Batagur trivittata - dichromatic coloration (2017) TRACHYCEPHALUS TYPHONIUS (Veined Treefrog) and DERMATONOTUS MUELLERI (Mueller’s Termite Frog). INTERSPECIFIC AMPLEXUS AND NECROPHILIA. Cases of interspecific amplexus are found between living and dead individuals of many anuran species [...]

Sun bear conservation

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2017-05-19T09:58:13+00:00

Let the Sun shine in our forests Stretching over 2,150 sq km in the northern Sagaing region, the Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the last habitats where the threatened Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) survives [...]

Clouded leopard conservation

2016-03-14T20:06:31+00:00

Clouded leopards (Neofelis nebulosa) are a native species of Myanmar currently with vulnerable status due to a number of threats including direct exploitation (wildlife trade), range fragmentation, and reduction in habitat quality. The Wildlife Conservation Society [...]

Irrawaddy dolphin conservation

2017-05-19T09:58:24+00:00

Irrawaddy Dolphin The Irrawaddy Dolphin is a critically endangered species that inhabits murky waters of rivers and estuaries in Southeast and South Asia. This dolphin species is characterized by having a blunt forehead and nose, [...]

Hoolock Gibbon conservation

2017-05-19T09:58:24+00:00

The Hoolock gibbons (Hoolock) are two primate species from the family of the gibbons (Hylobatidae). Hoolocks are the second-largest of the gibbons family. Gibbon are arboreal species and mostly frugivorous and diet also includes young [...]

Tiger conservation

2017-05-19T09:58:24+00:00

According to the Endangered Species Act (1973) and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List, tiger is listed as an endangered species. In addition, the illusive and charismatic Asian large cat, tiger, is [...]

Turtle Assurance Colonies

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2017-05-19T09:58:24+00:00

In addition to captive propagation of Burmese star tortoises and Burmese roofed turtles, WCS/TSA also maintains assurance colonies of Asian giant tortoises and Arakan forest turtles. About 60 Asian giant tortoises are held in assurance [...]