Empowering Civil Society and Governmental Agencies to Mainstream Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Values into Development Plans for the Chindwin River Basin, Myanmar
Funding sources: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
Timeframe: 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2019 (2 years)
Project location: Chindwin River Basin, Myanmar
“Saving Chindwin’s Biodiversity” gives the perspectives of the people living in the basin who talk about their lives and livelihoods, the threats to the natural resources such as from mining, and their ongoing efforts to urgently protect the basin’s natur
SEI scientists say Myanmar’s rapid economic development threatens the Chindwin Basin’s flora and fauna and the local livelihoods dependent on these resources. Implementing a host of conservation measures can save these valuable natural resources.
SEI organized a biodiversity assessment training workshop on 15-16 August 2018. The participants included government organizations, academics and civil society. The aim of the workshop was to build the capacity of participants using tools such as QGIS and