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Siamese Crocodile Crocodylus siamensis
22-04-2022
A Conservation Assessment of the Critically Endangered Burmese Star Tortoise in Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar
15-04-2022
The Myanmar Elephant Conservation Action Plan (MECAP), 2018-202
While Myanmar’s wild elephant population is relatively small at maybe 2000 individuals, a great deal of elephant habitat remains in the country. There is, therefore, a great opportunity for the country’s wild elephant population to grow very significantly and become perhaps the largest in Southeast Asia—provided Myanmar’s elephants and elephant habitat are well protected and managed wisely. Myanmar also has a long and proud history of managing elephants in captivity as working animals and has therefore a vast repository of knowledge about captive elephant husbandry. Finally, Myanmar is in the unique position of having many more captive elephants (some 5000) than wild elephants and this brings both challenges and opportunities. For example, some of Myanmar’s captive elephants are thought to be suitable for experimental reintroduction back into the wild and Myanmar could become a world leader in such ‘re-wilding’.
14-01-2022
Star Tortoise Handbook for Myanmar: Conservation Status, Captive Husbandry, and Reintroduction: Proceedings of a Workshop, Lawkanandar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bagan, Myanmar [Myanmar/Burmese language version]
ထိန္းသိမ္းေစာင္႔ေရွာက္ျခင္းသတ္မွတ္အဆင္႔၊ ၿခံေလွာင္ေမြးျမဴျခင္းဆိုင္ရာနည္းပညာႏွင့္ေဘးမ့ဲေတာမ်ားသို႔ ျပန္လည္လႊတ္ေပး၍ ရွင္သန္က်က္စားႏိုင္ေစရန္ စီစဥ္ေဆာင္ရြက္ျခင္းစသည့္အခ်က္အလက္မ်ား စုေပါင္းျပဳစုေရးသားထားေသာ ျမန္မာ့ၾကယ္လိပ္အေၾကာင္း သိေကာင္းစရာ လက္စြဲစာအုပ္ ေဒါက္တာကလ်ာ၊ ေဒါက္တာစတီဗင္ပလတ္ ေဒၚေလးေလးခိုင္၊ ေဒၚသင္းသင္းယု၊ ေဒၚစန္းစန္းႏြယ္ ဦးဝင္းကိုကို၊ ေဒၚခင္မ်ဳိးမ်ဳိး၊ ဦးေက်ာ္မိုး၊ ေဒၚမီမီစိုး ေဒါက္တာတင့္လြင္၊ ေဒါက္တာနန္တာရီကာခ်န္ဆူး ႏွင့္ ေဒါက္တာကြမ္တခ်ာရာပြန္
07-01-2022
Star Tortoise Handbook for Myanmar: Conservation Status, Captive Husbandry, and Reintroduction: Proceedings of a Workshop, Lawkanandar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bagan, Myanmar
07-01-2022
Species Recovery Plan Workshop for Burmese Roof Turtle, Kachuga trivittata, Star Tortoise, Geochelone platynota, Mangement Plan, Developing an Integrative Strategy for Handling Confiscated Turtles in Myanmar, and Needs Assessment for Captive Chelonian Facilities: Proceedings of a Workshop 5-21 January 2009, Myanmar.
From 7 – 10 January 2009 the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in conjunction with the Myanmar Forestry Department, conducted two workshops in Mandalay. A Species Recovery Plan (SRP) workshop for the Myanmar roof turtle, Kachuga (Batagur) trivittata, was followed by a comprehensive trade workshop entitled Developing an Integrative Strategy for Handling Confiscated Turtles in Myanmar. Around 50 people participated in the four day workshop including the Director General of the Forestry Department and representatives from universities, wildlife sanctuaries and captive chelonian facilities in Myanmar. A multinational contingent including nine representatives from TSA, Conservation International (CI) and WCS also participated. The workshop produced documents on potential release sites for confiscated chelonians, release strategies, prioritized list of species for assurance colonies and special handling, recommended sites for assurance colonies and rescue facilities, captive and wild management strategies for Myanmar roof turtles and captive management of star tortoises. Concurrent with the general workshop, a half day training workshop on identification, husbandry and medical management of chelonians rescued from the trade was conducted at Yadanobon Zoo. A post conference facility assessment tour was conducted 11 – 20 January 2009 with site visits to at least eight sites that either maintain captive chelonians or have the potential to do so.
04-01-2022
A Chelonian Survey of North Zamari Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) in the Bago Yoma Hill Range of Myanmar
31-12-2021
An Overview and Insights into the Trafficking of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in Myanmar
30-11-2021
Community-Based Natural Resource Management: Layout and Inventory of a Village Management Area in Nam Sabi, Sagaing Region, Myanmar
This document reports the latest best practices in community based natural resource management as implemented during a fieldwork performed from October 18 to November 1 2014 in the village of Nam Sabi in Hkamti District, Sagaing Region and in a small tract of forest located south of the village. The basic objective of the village work was to finalize the list of useful plant species and to select an appropriate location for the establishment of a Village Management Area (VMA); forest work was focused on laying out a baseline for the VMA and sampling two transects to train local crews in the inventory methodology.
22-12-2020
Elephants in Asia provide young frogs with an unexpected place to live
13-11-2019
Hoolock gibbon survey and monitoring in Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagaing Region, Myanmar
The Hoolock Gibbon survey conducted in Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary was generously funded by the Arcus Foundation. The WCS Myanmar conducted this research from 2013 to 2017 in close collaboration with the Forest Department, Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division in particular, as a long-term monitoring program of Eastern and Western Hoolock gibbons. In Myanmar, deforestation, habitat loss and hunting have caused Hoolock gibbons to be a threatened species and extirpated them from much of their historical range. Along with a few surveys for gibbon conservation, scientific information and overall conservation status of gibbon species are still poorly understood in Myanmar. WCS Myanmar working in close collaboration with the Forest Department has carried out other conservation activities in Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary concurrently with this research. Those activities include SMART patrolling, law enforcement monitoring, community led natural resource management initiatives including village consultations and land use zoning, infrastructure development for effective conservation interventions, and monitoring of land cover changes. This report thoroughly explains all these project activities over five chapters. According to these four years of research, it is learnt that, year by year, the gibbon population trend is steadily increasing while threats to gibbons have significantly decreased. This is undoubtedly a result from effective patrolling using SMART, the development of infrastructure and facilities such as ranger stations and mini training-cum-meeting hall, and empowering community members in natural resource management around the edges of the sanctuary. Another indicator of conservation success was, strongly indicated by spatial analysis of Landsat images, the significant increase of forest cover in both core area and buffer area of the sanctuary. This report explains how this long-term intervention for Hoolock Gibbon conservation within Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary has been achieved by the close collaboration between Forest Department and WCS Myanmar together with the Arcus Foundation.
30-07-2019
Recent photographic records of Fishing Cat Prionailurus viverrinus in the Ayeyarwady Delta of Myanmar
The distribution of the Fishing Cat Prionailurus viverrinus (Carnivora: Felidae) in Myanmar remains poorly known owing to a paucity of verifiable field records. We here present two recent photographic records that confirm the occurrence of the Fishing Cat in the Ayeyarwady Delta of southern Myanmar. Our photographic records together with other reports and the availability of suitable wetland habitat suggest that the Ayeyarwady Delta is globally important for Fishing Cat conservation. Deforestation, driven largely by agriculture, however, is of concern for the future survival of the Fishing Cat in Myanmar. Additional surveys are warranted to further resolve the distribution of the Fishing Cat in Myanmar.
13-06-2019
Geochelone platynota - giantism (2019)
09-04-2019
Global conservation status of Turtles
09-01-2019
Falcaustra tintliwni (Bursey & Platt 2018)
01-10-2018

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