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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...

2009-07-16 09:24:32

The discovery of a new primate fossil in Myanmar (formerly Burma) lends weight to the hypothesis that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes (anthropoid primates) originated in Asia, and not in Africa. To support the hypothesis, an international team of paleontologists, including two French researchers, has shown that these primates, which are 37 million years old and named Ganlea megacanina, had an ability observed today in modern monkeys, but not in lemurs: they pried open and ate...

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2009-07-02 06:05:00

Researches reported on Wednesday that fossils recently discovered in Myanmar might prove that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes evolved from primates in Asia and not Africa. However, other scientists say that the finding does not end the debate over the origin of anthropoids, which is the primate group that includes ancient species as well as modern humans. Dr. Chris Beard, who is a paleontologist at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh and a member of the team...

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2009-07-01 08:00:00

According to new research published online in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Biological Sciences) on July 1, 2009, a new fossil primate from Myanmar (previously known as Burma) suggests that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes evolved from primates in Asia, not Africa as many researchers believe.A major focus of recent paleoanthropological research has been to establish the origin of anthropoid primates (monkeys, apes and humans) from earlier and more primitive primates...

2009-06-27 13:41:05

Irish rockers U2 have asked fans attending their concerts to put on masks of Myanmar dissident Aung San Suu Kyi when they strike up the song Walk On. The band provided a copy of the Nobel Prize winner's image on its Web site so fans can print it out before the shows on the 360 Tour that begins Tuesday in Barcelona. Wear it to work or college, the Web site said. Wear it on the bus or the train. Wear it in the pub or at the shops. And don't forget. Bring it to a U2 show. Aung San Suu Kyi has...


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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