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Slow and Steady, a Tortoise Is Winning Its Race With Extinction

(October 10, 2017) The Burmese star tortoise was almost history.By the early 2000s, the natives of central Myanmar’s deserts had dwindled to such low counts in the wild that ecologists declared them functionally extinct. About the size of a football when mature, the animals sported yellow polygon patterns across their shells that helped them camouflage in dry grasses but also made them attractive as exotic pets, smuggled for thousands of dollars to the United States, Europe and other parts of Asia.Now, it ap...

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ခါကာဘိုရာဇီေဒသကို ကမၻာ့အေမြအႏွစ္သတ္မွတ္ေရးႏွင့္ ခါကာဘိုရာဇီအမ်ိဳးသားဥယ်ာဥ္ အား ေတာင္ပိုင္းေဒသကို ထည့္သြင္းတိုးခ်ဲ႕ ဖြဲ႕စည္းျခင္းကို ဌာေနတိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ားႏွင့္ ေဒသခံျပည္သူမ်ားမွ ကန႔္ကြက္ဆႏၵထုတ္ေဖၚျခင္း အေပၚ သားငွက္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးအဖြဲ႕ (WCS)၏ သေဘာထားမွတ္ခ်က္

(September 29, 2017)  • သားငွက္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးအဖြဲ႕ (WCS)သည္ သစ္ေတာဦးစီးဌာနႏွင့္ UNESCO တို႔ ဦးစီးေဆာင္ရြက္ေနေသာ ခါကာဘိုရာဇီေဒသ ကမၻာ့အေမြအႏွစ္သတ္မွတ္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ တြင္ တက္ႂကြစြာ ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္လ်က္ရွိပါသည္။ ကမၻာ့အေမြအႏွစ္သတ္မွတ္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္သည္ ရွည္လ်ားရွုပ္ေထြးသျဖင့္ ဌာေနတိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ားႏွင့္ ေဒသခံျပည္သူမ်ား အေနျဖင့္ မိရိုးဖလာ ေျမယာပိုင္ဆိုင္မွုမ်ားႏွင့္ ရိုးရာဓေလ့ သဘာဝ သယံဇာတ သုံးစြဲမွုမ်ားအေပၚ ထိခိုက္လာနိုင္မွုမ်ားအတြက္ အလြန္စိုးရိမ္မကင္းျဖစ္မွုမ်ားကို သားငွက္ ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးအဖြဲ႕ (WCS) အေနႏွင့္ လြန...

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Conservation-Back From the Brink: Ex-situ Conservation and Recovery of the Critically Endangered Burmese Star Tortoise (Geochelone platynota) in Myanmar

(September 27, 2017) Geochelone platynota - Captive propagation (2017).pdf


NATURAL HISTORY NOTES - Batagur trivittata - dichromatic coloration (2017)

(September 26, 2017) Batagur trivittata - dichromatic coloration (2017).pdf


DNA testing challenges traditional species classification

DNA testing challenges traditional species classification
(June 24, 2016)   -   Through DNA testing scientists at WCS and NUS have made a surprising discovery that could subvert the significance of traditional criteria used for species classification.

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Endangered Tiger Killed in Myanmar Came from Thailand

Endangered Tiger Killed in Myanmar Came from Thailand
(March 09, 2016)   -   Experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) say that a tiger killed on Feb 25th in Myanmar came from a protected area in neighboring Thailand that currently hosts between 60 and 70 tigers.

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International Wildlife Crime Operation Rescues Stolen Burmese Star Tortoises

International Wildlife Crime Operation Rescues Stolen Burmese Star Tortoises
(December 29, 2015)   -   An Investigation on Facebook Leads to the Arrest of Two Suspects in Connection to the Theft of Critically Endangered Burmese Star Tortoises

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Survival of Myanmar Endangered Species Rely on Sustainable Protected Areas

 Survival of Myanmar Endangered Species Rely on Sustainable Protected Areas
(October 19, 2015)   -   Myanmar’s protected areas are facing critical funding shortages, with several unable to cover the costs of essential equipment, maintenance, and operational activities, in addition to needing more dedicated staff with increased technical capacities. A new report offers an assessment of the financial status, constraints, and opportunities for financing of these areas.

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Introducing Myanmar's Sustainable Blue Economy

Introducing Myanmar's Sustainable Blue Economy
(September 17, 2015)   -  

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Kalyar Platt receives the 10th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award

Kalyar Platt receives the 10th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award
(August 23, 2015)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual John L. Behler Turtle Conservation Award has been presented to Kalyar Platt, Turtle Conservation Coordinator in Myanmar for the Turtle Survival Alliance.

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World’s Second Most Endangered Turtle on Road to Recovery

World’s Second Most Endangered Turtle on Road to Recovery
(April 09, 2015)   -   p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; direction: ltr; line-height: 120%; text-align: left; widows: 2; orphans: 2; page-break-after: avoid; }p.western { font-size: 11pt; }p.cjk { font-size: 11pt; }a:link { color: rgb(0, 0, 255); } 60 Myanmar roofed turtles - a species once thought extinct - are released into their native habitat around the village of Linpha in Myanmar.

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WCS Re-Discovers "Extinct" Bird in Myanmar

WCS Re-Discovers "Extinct" Bird in Myanmar
(March 05, 2015)   -   Jerdon’s babbler (Chrysomma altirostre) had not been seen in country since July 1941. After missing from Myanmar for 73 years, WCS has rediscovered it once again.

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