An Irrawaddy dolphin has been found dead in the Ayeyarwady River conservation area north of Mandalay, its cause of death unknown, U Han Win, a member of the Irrawaddy dolphin conservation team, said on August 21.
Fighting back against deforestation and climate change, villagers in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, have been organising groups to bring back the green to their communities. So far five villages have formed sein lan, or green space, conservation groups to preserve natural resources.
International experts are conducting a study of how to enhance trips to see endangered Irrawaddy dolphins, said U Han Win of the Irrawaddy Dolphin Conservation Team, as part of a drive to promote tourism in the dolphin conservation zone.
After a wild week of spirit worship, boisterous music and heavy drinking, the Taung Pyone Nat Festival comes to an end tomorrow as the full moon day of the lunar month of Wagaung crosses the sky over Myanmar.
The Tatmadaw is responsible for taking action in a case involving more than 300 tonnes of illegally harvested timber in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, which was discovered last month in a protected forest area cordoned off for military research.