News from the Landscape

    Date

    Note

    URL address

    The Transboundary landscape

    25/08/2005

    Biodiversity and conservation of rhododendrons in Arunachal Pradesh in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot. Various in situ as well as ex situ measures like establishment of arboretums, sanctuaries, parks and reserve forests, protected areas through community management, botanical gardens and in vitro research procedures are prescribed to conserve this species for posterity.

    http://www.iisc.ernet.in/currsci/aug252005/623.pdf

     

    25/01/2013

    China plans to dam the Nu (Salween) River, eight years after Premier Wen Jiabao suspended the plans amid environmental concerns. Government effort to promote hydroelectricity as a cleaner alternative in spite of coal.

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1135463/
    ban-lifted-controversial-nu-river-dam-projects

     

    7/02/2013

    In fact, China has recently revealed its plans to build dams on both Brahmaputra and Salween rivers. Here is an opinion by Brahma Chellaney in the New York Times on the issue.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/opinion/global/
    chinas-hydro-hegemony.html?src=recg&_r=0

     

    31/03/2014

    First ever video footage of newly discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey released by Fauna and Flora International (FFI) in Kachin state, Myanmar. It is a critically endangered species in IUCN Red List.

    http://www.fauna-flora.org/news/
    first-video-footage-of-myanmar-snub-nosed-monkey-captured/

     

    22/05/2014

    IUCN is in the process of awarding or has awarded approximately 70 grants to both international NGOs and local groups in the Indo-Burma hotspot, one of the three global biodiversity hotspots that form parts of the Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape. 

    http://www.amphibians.org/news/new-funding-to
    -tackle-biodiversity-crisis-in-indo-burma-hotspot/

     

    21/07/2014

    Illegal trade on the China-Myanmar border. Although outside of the Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape, this photo essay in the Guardian highlights an important issue for the two countries to collaborate on

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/
    21/-sp-endangered-species-on-sale-along-burmachina-border

     

    07/2015

    Myanmar snub-nosed monkey, initially found in Myanmar and Critically Endangered, is being scientifically studied in the Gaoligong Mountains, Yunnan after it was also found in China

    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10329-014-0425-3

     

    03/03/2016

    Poaching and illegal trade of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) are the major drivers of diminution leading to extinction of it. Present poaching hotspots in India are Western Ghats, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. There is a clear evidence of increase in poaching of elephants in last few years.

    http://www.wwfindia.org/news_facts/?15201/Indias-mammoth-problem-
    Elephants-threatened-by-poaching-and-illegal-wildlife-trade

     

    08/03/2016

    61 signatory groups of CSO’s, political parties and religious groups of Kachin state urged to halt resource extraction in Northern Myanmar. Proposed for empowering ultimate management authority on natural resource extraction, taxation and revenue-sharing.

    http://www.kdng.org/kachin-groups-urge-
    halt-to-resource-extraction-in-northern-burma/#

     

    05/07/2016

    Trafficking the Asian Otters for skins in China and India.

    http://annamiticus.com/2016/07/05/asian-otters-threatened
    -by-alarming-rise-in-illegal-trade/

     

    Protection in action

    15/05/2012

    India’s offered for collaboration with the Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve, Myanmar to save big cat in the world’s largest tiger reserve.

    http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/
    india-to-help-myanmar-in-tiger-conservation/949448/0

     

    16/07/2012

    Conservation of the Critically Endangered, giant tree rhododendron on Gaoligong Mountain, Yunnan, China. Specimens from the herbarium of the Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS suggest for further surveys in northern part of it and Motuo in Tibet for more clarification.

    http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8641236

     

    01/04/2014

    A new protected area has been proposed to protect the recently discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey. Here is the official word from the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry.

    http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/kachin-national-park-planned
    -protect-monkey-threatened-logging.html

     

    13/03/2014

    Are we focusing too much inside protected areas for conservation of endangered species? The answer may lie outside. “Look beyond the protected areas in hornbill conservation” after a state-wide survey in Arunachal Pradesh being conducted.

    http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=9625706&fileId=S0030605313000781

     

    26/08/2014

    Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary bordering China might be the third tiger reserve after survey being conducted by WII, India to confirm tiger presence. 10 pugmarks and 11 scats collected in the sanctuary.

    http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=aug2614/oth056

     

    10/04/2015

    Wildlife Conservation Society, Myanmar and Turtle Survival Alliance efforts to repopulate the wild riverbanks of Myanmar in collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry.

    http://programs.wcs.org/myanmar/News/
    articleType/ArticleView/articleId/6677.aspx

     

    27/01/2016

    Nepal-China border targeted for combatting cross-border illegal trade of wild animals and forest products

    http://annamiticus.com/2016/01/27/china-requests-gift-of-two-rhinos-from-nepal/

     

     

    http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/
    detailsnew.asp?id=aug2614/oth056

     

    04/10/2016

    Pangolin’s receive the strictest international protection

    http://www.fauna-flora.org/news/lifeline-for-the-worlds-most-trafficked-mammal/

     

     

    Beyond Conserving Nature

     

     

     

    09/09/2013

    With the recent efforts in conflict resolution, Christian Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, blogs on how natural resources can play the key role in bringing stability in the Myanmar

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-cristian-samper/in-myanmar_b_3727049.html

     

    25/02/2014

    Myanmar's Northern Forest Complex has been submitted to UNESCO for the World Heritage listing

    http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5871/

     

     

    Integrated development

    2014

    A recent IIED report on community forest enterprises in Myanmar includes Kachin State as one of the study regions, which makes up a large part of the Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape

    http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/13571IIED.pdf

     

    10/01/2014

    WWF India partners with Tata Housing for conservation of snow leopards found across northeastern states of India including Arunachal Pradesh. The partnership addresses the snow leopard-human conflicts, building leopard proof structures for livestock. 

    http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/wwf-india-partners-tata-housing-to-conserve-snow-leopards-114011000821_1.html

     

    22/01/2014

    Solar energy equipment’s distributed by the Wildlife Trust of India to address the power problems in area and wildlife conservation in Arunachal Pradesh. The trust hopes it will have a positive impact on Hoolock gibbons and Asiatic black bear conservation work.

    http://www.mapsofindia.com/my-india/india/solar-energy-equipments-and-wildlife-conservation-in-arunachal-pradesh

     

    13/06/2016

    Dream of trans-boundary Chinese-Myanmar cooperation could become true, if Myanmar follows suit

    www.theecologist.org/News/news-analysis/2987798/ saving_the_Salween_southeast_asias_last_major_ undammed_river.html

     

    13/10/2016

    China-Myanmar established Biodiversity Research Institute in Nay Pyi Taw

    http://english.cas.cn/newsroom/news/201610/ t20161013_168593.shtml

     

     

    Discovery

    04/06/2013

    A new species of Rhododendron in the eastern Gaoligong Mountains has been recognized after morphological and DNA examinations, and it's endemic to Yunnan, China

    http://biotaxa.org/Phytotaxa/article/view/
    phytotaxa.114.1.4

     

    01/2016

    Discovery of a new Himalayan forest frog clade in China, Myanmar and Thailand

     

    http://search.proquest.com/openview/a731bf8cff5ca
    73541d2461b6b5bf2b1/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2028705

    25/03/2016

    Kunming Institute of Botany records new distribution of two bamboo species in Yunnan, China with description of inflorescence for Melocalamus yunnanensis

    http://phytokeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=7276

    17/10/2016

    Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) confirmed largest piece of jade ever unearthed in Myanmar at Kachin State

    http://www.irrawaddy.com/burma/giant-jade-stone-
    uncovered-kachin-state.html

     

     

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