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Rivers at risk
The Ayeyarwady River is nutrients for our fertile farms, fish for every meal, transport for our many boats and protection from rising sea levels.
But our actions are having major impacts, and the consequences could be catastrophic.
"Unsustainable fishing will wipe out a significant food source, as well as the remaining few river dolphins."
"The Ayeyarwady's fragile sediment dynamics provide food and safety for the entire country."
"We need to be focussing on more sustainable alternatives to hydropower dams."
It's not too late to protect the Ayeyarwady. Together we can find a way to balance development and safeguard the future of this vital lifeline.
“With an estimated 60 individuals remaining the Irrawaddy River Dolphin is critically endangered, but their unique relationship with fishermen could yet save the species”
“The Ayeyarwady is the engine to Myanmar’s economy and agriculture.”
"With an abundance of renewable resources available, we don't need to block the Ayeyarwady with hydropower dams"
FROM THE FIELD
UK AMBASSADOR TO BURMA DANIEL CHUGG IS A RANGER FOR A DAY
"Rangers are vital to the future of Myanmar", said British Ambassador to Burma H.E Daniel Chugg, who we work closely with on illegal wildlife trade issues. We went with him to one of our ranger camps to see first-hand what rangers do. Watch our video to experience what it's like to be a Myanmar ranger.
PRODUCING SUSTAINABLE RUBBER IN MYANMAR
In 2018, we took the world's leading tyre companies to Myanmar's rubber-producing region: Tanintharyi. Myanmar can become a leader in sustainable, natural rubber and this can be a great source of income for local communities. Watch our video to see how tyre companies can support and benefit from Myanmar's natural, sustainable rubber.
BAMBOO: CONSERVING FORESTS AND BUILDING HOMES
The villagers are in training; learning the basic skills of bamboo construction. Today they have left their daily work tending betelnut, rubber and fruit plantations to gather in Kyaik Phee Lan and learn this new skill.