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2010-11-20 00:00:47

Black markets along Myanmar, Thailand and China's shared borders play a crucial role in facilitating the deadly illicit trade in tigers and other endangered species, according to a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC report in the lead up to the Global Tiger Forum taking place next week in St. Petersburg, Russia. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 19, 2010 Black markets along Myanmar, Thailand and China's shared borders play a crucial role in facilitating the deadly illicit trade in...

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2010-08-05 13:54:39

According to conservationists, Myanmar has created the world's biggest tiger sanctuary by more than tripling an area designated as a reserve for the endangered big cats. Wild cat group Panthera and the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement this week that the move is a "major step forward" in trying to save the world's tiger population, which has fallen as low as 3,000. The groups said the valley could potentially hold several hundred tigers, but also said that illegal hunting of...

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2010-01-15 14:30:00

People in Africa and Asia gathered together Friday to view the shining ring during the annular eclipse. According to NASA's website, the eclipse began in Africa by passing through Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia.  After its stop there it reached its peak when crossing over the Indian Ocean. The path ended in Asia, where the eclipse could be seen in Maldives, southern India, parts of Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China. Residents in Kenya's capital Nairobi...

2009-12-07 14:14:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Steeped in ancient wellness practices, Thailand, Myanmar and India are featured destinations on Crystal Cruises' April 26 "Mind, Body and Spirit" Experiences of Discovery voyage. Optional Crystal Adventures explore the spiritual heritage of the region via personal meetings with Buddhist monks, therapeutic spa rituals and a visit to a meditation center, while guest health experts share insights on life balance, Tai Chi, yoga and family health....

2009-11-10 09:59:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry to 2013: Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts of All Active and Planned Pipelines in Asia Pacific...

2009-10-13 17:09:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Foley Hoag LLP has been retained by the government of Bangladesh in two just-filed arbitration actions against the neighboring states of Myanmar (Burma) and India over maritime borders in the resource-rich Bay of Bengal. The actions by Bangladesh were brought under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to which all three countries are signatories. The Convention provides for compulsory arbitration to resolve maritime boundary...

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2009-09-07 12:35:00

Thought to be extinct, the Arakan forest turtle was discovered by scientists working in a remote part of Myanmar, according to a statement by a conservation group on Monday. Texas researcher Steven Platt along with the staff from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society discovered five of the brown-and-tan-spotted turtles in May during a survey of wildlife in the dense bamboo forests of the Rakhine Yoma Elephant Sanctuary. The Arakan forest turtles, still considered as "critically...

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2009-08-10 09:35:00

More than 350 new species including the world's smallest deer, a flying frog, a 100 million-year old gecko, and the first new monkey to have been discovered in over a century have been found in the last ten years located in the Eastern Himalayas. Now, climate change threatens this biologically rich habitat. An environmental group says the growing pressures from unsustainable development in the area is confronting the vital habitats of the mountain range spanning across Nepal, China, India,...

2009-07-28 11:43:00

Concert Footage, Interview with Edge Available to Press DUBLIN, Ireland, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International (AI) awarded its most prestigious honor, the Ambassador of Conscience Award to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Laureate who is currently under house arrest and on trial in Myanmar. U2's Bono announced the award during a break in the band's performance Monday night in Dublin, just prior to performing Walk On, their tribute to her heroic campaign for freedom and...

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2009-07-17 10:25:00

Natural disaster killed 138,000 Tropical cyclone Nargis made landfall in the Asian nation of Myanmar on May 2, 2008, causing the worst natural disaster in the country's recorded history "“ with a death toll that may have exceeded 138,000. In the July 2009 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers report on a field survey done three months after the disaster to document the extent of the flooding and resulting damage. The information "“ which may be the first reliable...


Latest Myanmar Reference Libraries

Large Indian Civet, Viverra zibetha
2013-06-07 14:01:12

The large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha) is species that can be found in Southeast Asia. Its range includes Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, northeast India, Laos, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. It prefers a habitat within a variety of areas, including primary and secondary evergreen and deciduous forests. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,429 feet. It holds five recognized subspecies that occur throughout its range, and some experts assert that a sixth subspecies should be...

Red Goral, Naemorhedus baileyi
2012-09-19 14:51:09

The red goral (Naemorhedus baileyi) is an even-toed ungulate that can be found in China, Myanmar, and India. This range is focused on the borders of these areas where they meet. Its preferred habitat includes tropical or subtropical arid forests and tropical arid low grasslands. The red goral is named after the man who explored the “frontier region” before World War 1, Lieutenant-Colonel F. M. Bailey. Baily noted the reddish color of the goral’s coat, but did not gather any specimens....

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2009-06-18 16:30:18

The Cobalt Blue tarantula (Haplopelma lividum) is part of the tarantula species native to Thailand and Myanmar. Like many Asian tarantulas, it is rather aggressive. Because of the tarantula's aggressiveness it should only be kept as a pet by well informed and experienced tarantula owners. This tarantula tends to be shy and is a committed burrower. The cobalt Blue tarantula relies on biting for defense because it does not have urticating hairs. Standard care for this tarantula calls...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

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