Incentivizing Tree Planting in Myanmar

Nature Conservancy - Science

How can nature-based solutions stand the test of time in Myanmar? From the Field Asia Pacific Forests

Saving Myanmar’s Timber Elephants

Nature Conservancy - Science

Logging elephants are an incredible part of Myanmar’s history — but they’re also key to help reduce the negative impacts that logging can have on the forests. From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Forests Mammals Myanmar forests expedition


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Deciding the Fate of Myanmar?s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

After decades of overharvesting, Myanmar’s forests teak are at a crisis point. From the Field Acoustics Asia Pacific Biodiversity Forests Myanmar forests expedition Research Science Impact ProjectBut with recent political change comes great opportunity.

Illegal Logging & Energy Shortages Pressure Myanmar’s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Facilitated by organized crime, illegal logging threatens to destroy Myanmar’s forests. From the Field Asia Pacific Energy Forest Carbon Forests Myanmar forests expeditionBut a national energy crisis and the ensuing fuelwood demand pose an equal threat.

In Pictures: A Journey Through Myanmar?s Great Teak Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

A week spent living and working in an active logging camp deep in some of Myanmar’s best remaining teak forests where people are working to save their most valuable natural resource, before it’s too late. From the Field Forests Myanmar forests expedition Photography Sustainability

6.8 Earthquake Shakes Myanmar

Sustainability Ninja

magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar near the border with northern Thailand today, killing one person and rattling buildings in three big cities. The quake was centred 111 km (69 miles) north of the town of Chiang Rai, a sparsely populated, hilly area that forms part of the “Golden Triangle”, known for growth of illicit opium, and where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. Eco News myanmar earthquake thailand earthquakeA large 6.8

Muslims in Myanmar Forced to Two Child Limit

Green Prophet

A rapid population growth of Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has caused the authorities to cap the number of children the Muslim community can bear, limiting the number to two. The new controversial ruling in Myanmar is the first in the world to limit child bearing based on religion. Lifestyle & Culture family planning Muslims Myanmar Religion

Jason Mraz to Make History in Myanmar


Jason Mraz has announced that he will headline a free outdoor concert next month in Myanmar to raise awareness about human trafficking. Read More The post Jason Mraz to Make History in Myanmar appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Music News People Top News jason mraz

Can Myanmar Balance the Risks and Rewards of Hydropower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

And how, as much as any country, Myanmar stands poised to benefit from adopting them. Like most countries, Myanmar thus far has not relied on a long-range investment plan for hydropower development; initial projects have often not delivered full rewards but have certainly underscored hydropower’s risks, including social and environmental impacts and conflicts. For Myanmar, hydropower offers potential for both great rewards and great risks.

Buddhist Monks Lead Genocide in Myanmar.

Elephant Journal

This month the UN warned the Nobel Peace Prize winner to end government violations against the Rohingya, including torture and executions, since they m. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Aung San Suu Kyi buddhist monks Burma genocide muslims myanamar Rohingya

Poachers Are Killing Asian Elephants for Their Skin

Nature Conservancy - Science

Already besieged by habitat loss, Myanmar’s wild elephants face a new threat — poachers who hunt them for their skin. From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Forests Mammals Myanmar forests expedition

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Pink-headed Duck: The Search is On!

10,000 Birds

Presumably, only the swamps and reedy rivers of Myanmar hold the answer. They’ll survey local residents – who have other things to do with their days than upload sightings to eBird, and thus may prove an untapped well of knowledge – explore beyond the military checkpoints that hamper most travel in northern Myanmar, and even use elephants to explore in hopes of flushing the birds from cover rather than driving them deeper into it.

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U2?s Bono to Present Amnesty Award to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi


Bono demanded the freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi in a series of concerts in 2009. He will finally get to meet the prominent political figure in Dublin on June 18 when he presents her with Amnesty International's highest honor. Read More. Causes News People Top News aung san suu kyi bono

The Ethnic Cleansing Buddhists Love to Pretend isn’t Happening Right Now.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today buddhism Burma burmese monks etchnic cleansing genocide Myanmar organized religion Rohingya sufferingWestern Buddhists are particularly well-placed to protect the Rohingya. Many, like myself, have an emotional tie to the country through having practiced under. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Electrofishing Threatens A Rare Dolphin-Human Partnership

Nature Conservancy - Science

Myanmar’s river dolphins have learned to fish cooperatively with humans. But illegal electrofishing threatens this rare partnership. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Endangered Species Fisheries Mammal Watching

Hornbills of Yunnan

10,000 Birds

China is not that well-known for its hornbills, but in Yunnan province, on the border to Myanmar, some species can be found.

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2010 might be the hottest year ever recorded in human history

Green Blog

Meteorologist Jeff Masters also notes that new temperature records have been reached in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Chad, Niger, Pakistan and Myanmar. Global Warming 2010 Africa Arctic sea ice Asia Chad climate change climate science global temperature heatwave India Iraq James Hansen Kuwait La Nina Myanmar NASA Niger NSIDC Pakistan Saudi Arabia scienceClimate institutions and scientists are warning that 2010 might end up as one of the hottest years ever recorded in human history.

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The Secret To Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

Elephant Journal

She dreams of traveling to Myanmar, dates men she meets rollerblading down the street, and hosts concerts in her […]. I have a dear friend who is the living definition of a free spirit. Her heart is filled with wanderlust, fierce creativity, and openness to all modes of connection – platonic, romantic, and everything in between.

“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

10,000 Birds

Having more than 2500 bird species, including over 850 endemics (480 in Indonesia alone), Southeast Asia stretches roughly from the easternmost Himalayan slopes in Myanmar and the palm-fringed beached of Thailand all the way to the ridiculously colourful Birds of Paradise of New Guinea, which Phoebe Snetsinger described: “I’ve never done acid, but I imagine that when you do, you see things like the birds-of-paradise.”

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World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

10,000 Birds

Myanmar 1112 16. With improved stability and infrastructure, the Irrawaddy plains and Eastern Himalayas of Myanmar could offer some of the greatest bird species densities in the whole of Asia.

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Birding Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

10,000 Birds

Menglun in Xishuangbanna is less than 50 km away from the Chinese border to Laos and Myanmar, and it has a big botanical garden.

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Where Have You Gone, Rhodonessa caryophyllacea?

10,000 Birds

Such is the case with the Pink-headed Duck , Rhodonessa caryophyllacea , a native of India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. The hopes of the hopeful center on the remote riverine swamps of Myanmar, a nation which has not exactly been a hotspot for tourists who want to knock about with binoculars in recent decades. Extinction is sometimes more confusing than it looks.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

now the pace quickens: USA; Angola, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia; Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website. It illustrates the bird richness per country.

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Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

10,000 Birds

In descending order, the list starts with those countries with more than 1,000 bird species, so the country is NOT one of these: - Colombia - Peru - Brazil - Indonesia - Ecuador - Bolivia - Venezuela - China - India - Congo, Dem Rep - Kenya - Tanzania - Myanmar - Argentina - Mexico - Uganda 7. Two oceans ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Determine the country, but do not name it. This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature.

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Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance


Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today. We now understand that Earth’s ability to provide the clean air and water and moderate temperatures humans need to survive is dependent upon its entire web of life working in harmony which is the reason why the importance of biodiversity hotspots grows with every new claim of the natural environment. Each species plays an important role within the larger web of life.

MiWorld is New Media, Humanitarian Style

Wend Magazine

According to MiWorld, the best way you can help now is by doing the following: “Join Team MiWorld by telling your friends about us, and by visiting our site demo to see story modules in Guatemala , Myanmar , Kenya , Pakistan and Peru. Is MiWorld the future of media? Possibly. Is it a game-changing, ground-breaking communications portal? Absolutely. In fact, it’s that and more.

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Solar-powered plane’s round-the-world journey underway!

Green Prophet

After stopping in India, the plane will head to Myanmar and China before flying over the Pacific Ocean and across the United States and southern Europe to eventually arrive back in Abu Dhabi in approximately five months. We’ve all heard of the benefits of solar power and the emergence of innovative new projects that are making use of the sun’s energy. But one is soaring above the rest of them – a solar-powered plane attempting to fly round the world!

Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Conflict and civil insecurity are also primary drivers of food insecurity in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen and parts of Myanmar and Nigeria. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

Alien species – Rose-ringed Parakeet.

10,000 Birds

Their original home is Northeast Africa, The Middle East, India and Myanmar. Rose-ringed Parakeets ( Psittacula krameri ) have become the scourge of the householder in the Home Counties of the UK. Their raucous screeching kick-starts more mornings than alarm clocks and early flights from Heathrow Airport combined. There are many suggestions about their introduction into the UK.

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Finicky Finches

10,000 Birds

Nyer is not grown in the United States and is imported from a variety of places including Burma, Singapore, Ethiopia and Myanmar. Have you had trouble keeping finches at your feeder? If so, you’re not alone, it’s a common bird feeding question. American Goldfinches are one of the prettiest reasons to keep your feeders full in the summer. It seems that goldfinches are so pretty they know they can afford to be a bit more finicky than other birds.

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Local Communities Defy Southeast Asia’s Largest Proposed Coal Plant in Indonesia

Sierra Club Compass

In fact, as the largest proposed coal plant in Southeast Asia, this single project would emit more carbon pollution than the entire nation of Myanmar. Photo Credit: (c) In the tropical waters off the coast of Indonesia, a storm is brewing. In the face of intimidation and human rights abuses by police and government representatives, five villages are standing united against a proposed 2,000 MW coal-fired power plant in Batang, Indonesia.

Pygmy Wren-babblers on Java

10,000 Birds

The range of the Pygmy Wren-babbler is rather peculiar as it isn’t pygmy at all, reaching from the foothills of the Himalayas through the southern half of China to the northern half of Myanmar and Vietnam. The pygmy wren-babbler is a tiny babbler that looks like a wren, making it a bird well named.

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Plastic Bag Bans around the World


Myanmar (2009). Since the late 1970s, plastic bags have. become a staple and an iconic image of shopping. They are such common place that people expect them to be readily available and think little of throwing them away or even discarding them on the ground. The reality is that over the past 40 years plastic bag usage has skyrocketed and has caused drastic problems for natural ecosystems. Plastic bags are often eaten by animals, causing them to choke and die.

Tribe of Tigers

Eco Friendly Daily

A number of individual parks make up the complex, which lies along the border with Myanmar. In Myanmar, intact forests are contiguous with the protected regions in Thailand, offering an invaluable resource for both elephants and tigers. A new study has found that as many as 2,000 tigers could happily survive in a park in Thailand. Currently, only about 720 tigers live in the area – 18,000 square kilometres (6,900 square miles) known as the Western Forest Complex.

How Well are the World’s Rivers Protected?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can Myanmar Balance the Risks and Rewards of Hydropower? To what extent are the world’s rivers protected? In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set a 17 percent target for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers. Given that freshwater systems are widely acknowledged to be among the most threatened systems worldwide, it was an accomplishment for countries to commit to a global conservation target for them.

Why Are Pangolins Endangered?


Myanmar. Myanmar [19]. Pangolins are small nocturnal creatures. who quietly roam through forests and savannahs eating termites and ants. They are solitary and easily frightened. Naturally shy creatures, they are seldom seen. Yet those dealing in the profitable illegal trade for them have been terribly effective in finding them.

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Blue Carbon, Cocoa Agroforestry, & Bioacoustics: Meet the The 2017 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

Biodiversity and forestry in Myanmar. Over the next 10 years, Myanmar will undertake a nationwide reforestation program to restore biodiversity, invigorate its timber industry, and promote sustainable carbon sequestration. He will now use this innovative technique in Myanmar to measure and monitor the biodiversity of these reforestation projects.

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Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy

Green Home Blog

After a relatively quiet two years, during which a cyclone in Bangladesh killed 3,000 and left 800,000 displaced – events that repeated like mirror images in Myanmar and the U.S. Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy. Hurricane Sandy Climate scientists warned us several years ago that increasing global warming would set off a chain reaction of bad weather called a negative feedback loop – defined as, “The worse it gets, the worse it gets.”.

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Tetra Pak® veröffentlicht aktuellen Nachhaltigkeitsbericht

Green (Living) Review

Das Engagement von Tetra Pak für ein Schulmilchprogramm in Myanmar, das im Juni 2013 gestartet wurde, hat beispielsweise dafür gesorgt, dass 45.000 Schüler über drei Jahre mit Schulmilch versorgt werden. Tetra Pak®, weltweit führender Anbieter von Verarbeitungs- und Verpackungslösungen für Lebensmittel, hat heute seinen Nachhaltigkeitsbericht 2014 veröffentlicht.

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What Is Forest Resilience & What Does it Means for Conservation?

Conservancy Talk

Last year I was in the famed Golden Teak forests of Central Myanmar. Myanmar was known for the rigor of the forest management system perfected under British Colonial rule. For centuries timber from these forests not only framed the templed cities of Southeast Asia but also found its way into furniture in North America and yacht decks in the Mediterranean. Yet in recent years mismanagement of the forest had taken its toll.

Interactive Digital Mosaic to Be Shown at Thousands of Events Worldwide

Green (Living) Review

Examples of stories collected so far include a mountaineer in New Zealand who reported on receding glaciers and an organization in Thailand who installed solar panels at a refugee camp on the Myanmar border. WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2013 (WORLD-WIRE) -- Earth Day, April 22, is one week away. The theme of Earth Day 2013 is The Face of Climate Change.

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Lost Snakes, Returning Snails & Jellyfish Locomotion

Nature Conservancy - Science

Myanmar’s pending cease fire jeopardized by skirmishes over illegal logging. Jellyfish are uniquely efficient swimmers, according to a new metric that compares across different sizes and body shapes. Photo credit: Andrew Morrell /Flickr via a Creative Commons license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

Why Are Elephants Endangered Species?


Illegal trapping of elephants from the wild continues to supply the tourist and lumber trades (for use as work animals) in Thailand and Myanmar. There is no more iconic symbol of wildlife. conservation than the noble elephant that marches the plains of Africa and the jungles of Asia. However, while the elephant is admired everywhere for its intelligence and emotional complexity, it is under assault from all sides and is tragically facing extinction.

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