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Understanding Myanmar: Environmental

This guide provides useful information and links to resources on Myanmar.

At A Glance



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Facing heavy government scrutiny and restricted use of tools like email or social media, Myint Zaw launched a national movement that successfully stopped construction of the Myitsone Dam on Myanmar’s treasured Irrawaddy River.

This Earth Hour and WWF partnered with six international schools in Yangon to help organise Earth Hour and other environmental awareness activities with their students.


This section explores the environmental aspects in Myanmar.

To help manage demand for woodfuel, the SCALE (Strengthening improved Cookstove Access towards a better quality of Life and Environment) project aims to put in place a market-based dissemination mechanism for fuel-efficient improved cookstoves. Find out more from this video.


Pyaw Pyo villagers claim polluted water from the Heinda Mine, in the Dawei District in southern Burma, has made their lives unbearable..” Watch how the Heinda Mine pollution destroys villages.

The Mergui Archipelago is close to foreigners since the 1960s. Now, scientists are exploring the exciting marine environment. Find out what the scientists have found in this video.

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