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Discover Myanmar’s astonishing natural beauty, learn about its amazing wildlife, find out what happens behind the scenes and meet the people protecting Myanmar’s forests, rivers and wildlife.
FROM THE FIELD
GROWING GREEN GOLD
On 19th September a young man appears at the grand entrance of the city’s oldest university. In this urban environment, wearing smart trousers and a crisp long-sleeved white top, he is unrecognisable as Saw Demo, a village leader. Saw has made the 13-hour journey through the night to arrive in time for this year’s World Bamboo Day event.
AUNG LA IS FIGHTING WILDLIFE CRIME
We are proud to announce that Aung La Nsang, Myanmar's most famous international athlete, is WWF-Myanmar new Ambassador Fighting Wildlife Crime.
"THE BREATH OF THE EARTH": OUR VOICES FOR WILDLIFE MUSIC VIDEO
The music video for ကမ္ဘာအသက်ရှူသံ (The Breath of the Earth), featuring some of Myanmar most famous singers and composed by acclaimed Myanmar music composer and producer Lin Htet for Voices for Wildlife, our campaign against illegal wildlife trade in Myanmar. Watch and share with #EndWildlifeCrime
COLLARING NOBLE GIANTS
The team sit quietly or doze in the shade on the edge of a bamboo forest. It’s 4pm on a hot April afternoon and the trackers have been out since dawn. Suddenly a walkie- talkie crackles and instantly everyone is up.
GREENING CHINA'S BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE
While China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Myanmar could potentially present significant development opportunities for the country, it may also result in substantial risks for its people and natural capital.
UNDERCOVER IN SOUTHEAST ASIA'S WILDLIFE SUPERMARKET
Images captured on her iphone reveal traders openly displaying semi putrefied tiger paws, sacks of pangolin scales, bears’ gall bladders, muntjac antlers, and the skins and skulls of clouded leopards. Here, slow loris paws are turned into key rings, and wild kites are tethered to rusty cages.
MEET THE SEDIMENT SUPERHEROES
Like it's past, Myanmar's future depends on a healthy Ayeyarwady River. So what's the secret? It's time to meet Stoney and Silty - the sediment super heroes of the world's rivers. In this video, you'll find out what they are, what they do, and the alarming risks we run when we upset the natural balance.
One night in 2016, Saw Kae, while fishing on the Ban Chaung river near the Kyaikpheelan village of Myanmar’s Dawei District, was thinking to himself how incredible it would be to see a wild tiger. Though throughout his 50 years of life he had heard many tales of tigers in the surrounding jungle, he had never seen one. The tigers seemed more like a local myth than reality.