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MMA Star Aung La N Sang to Help Fight Illegal Wildlife Trade

Aung La N Sang, the most celebrated cage fighter in Myanmar’s history, has been appointed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Myanmar as its ambassador for fighting wildlife crime. “The fight to protect wildlife and stop wildlife crime in our country is a fight that is close to my heart,” said the Kachin mixed martial arts […]

Residents, Some Lawmakers Oppose Hotel on Former Wildlife Area Near Inle Lake

Lawmakers of Nyaung Shwe Township, southern Shan State, have joined local residents in objecting to the proposed construction of a hotel on 90 acres of prime land in a village in the Inle Lake area. The Inle hotel zone already occupies more than 620 acres of land, and residents and lawmakers urged that there should […]

Deforestation in Myanmar threatens biodiversity and communities

As Myanmar opens for business, a new report has found forest conversion for commercial agriculture is spreading at an alarming rate with devastating results for the country’s ethnic minorities and biodiversity. Forest conversion for commercial agriculture is accelerating at an “unprecedented rate” in Myanmar, putting the country’s biodiversity at risk and increasing the likelihood of […]

National Ecotourism strategy for Myanmar in the pipeline

ECOTOURISM in Myanmar is set to receive a boost with a national Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy underway. Working on the strategy are the Ministry of Hotels And Tourism (MOHT), Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, and the Myanmar Tourism Federation. The strategy is meant to support biodiversity, conservation, community-based income generation, and strengthen the […]