Traveling to Myanmar

I came closer to realizing my dream of collecting fishes in Myanmar when, in the fall of 1995, I went to work at the American Museum of Natural History in New York for a year. At that time you could obtain only a two-week visa for travel to Myanmar, and I spent my first week in the capital,

Yangon, waiting for permits. During the second week, I was able to travel around a little. But the wait in Yangon did have a positive side. One evening, over a beer in one of the street cafes, I was told by a

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Indian Defenders to Myanmar

DESPITE PROTESTS from the UK, the Indian Navy transferred two of its Britten-Norman BN-2B Defender maritime surveillance aircraft to Myanmar in August.

Plans to supply the aircraft were announced on January 12 (see More Sea Harriers for India, March, p7). On January 30, British High Commissioner Michael Arthur said the UK would not provide spares or maintenance support for the aircraft if they were delivered, due to its opposition to Myanmar’s military administration. European Union guidelines preclude the sale of military equipment to Myanmar and Western nations have previously suspended military sales to the country in protest at its suppression

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Ichthyological Research

The scientific study of Myanmar’s freshwater fish fauna can be divided into three phases. The first phase began with the influence of the British Empire in India and what was then Burma, from around the middle of the nineteenth century on. The first freshwater fishes studied from Myanmar were the Zebra Spiny Eel, Macrognathus zebrinus, and the catfish Amblyceps caecutiens, both described by Edward Blyth. In a further monograph Blyth described additional freshwater species from the district of Tenasserim, which in those days included the whole of southeastern Myanmar. Some of the best-known species are probably the danionin Danio albolineatus

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Deforestation and food crisis threatens Myanmar

Deforestation and food crisis threatens Myanmar Facts

Myanmar takes 4th place in the list of countries for the annual deforestation, providing 60% of the world's supply of teak. External revenues from the wood is 10%. Beginning in 1990, Myanmar loses 1% of forests. Between 2000 and 2005 the country lost 466,000 hectares of forest. For 2010, forests covered nearly 32 million hectares, or 48% of the total land area.

The problem of deforestation is particularly acute in the country as Myanmar is one of the least developed agricultural countries in Southeast Asia. Home Myanmar's breadbasket in the heart of the

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Floods in Myanmar have made 25,000 people homeless in

August 1, 2013. Flooding occurred as a result of rising water in the critical state of rivers Karen on the Thai border. Approximately 25,000 people in the flooded areas of eastern Myanmar, were evacuated in 80 special camps for people affected by the recent floods. Only a few hundred people still do not have a fixed abode.

Rescue operations are delayed because a large number of settlements located in these parts of Myanmar, which is very hard to get to, as the roads had deteriorated, and because of the danger of landslides. But rescuers have armed helicopters to

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In Myanmar, there was a new earthquake

In Myanmar, there was a new earthquake Natural Disasters

In the South Asian country of Myanmar (Burma), again there was an earthquake, this time near the newly-made capital city Naypyidaw. Fortunately, this time there was no casualties and widespread destruction, but not in the earthquake, which occurred a few days ago.

New impetus had power of 4.8 points and there was a 56 km south of the capital city. Data on deaths from a push force of 6.8 points and repeated episodes constantly refined. According to latest information, the cataclysm took the life of 26 people, about 230

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Earthquake in Myanmar

Earthquake in Myanmar Natural Disasters

In the mountainous region of northern Myanmar, an earthquake, a magnitude of which was originally identified as a 7.0 magnitude, but later reduced to 6.8 points. Depth shock, recorded only 186 km from the city of Mandalay, was 9.8 km. According to local media reports, the death toll was at least 5 people. All of them at the time of death were near collapsing bridge, which run through the Irrawaddy River, the bridge was built by 80%.

In areas of the country, close to the epicenter, there have been numerous destruction, people received

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Strong aftershocks rocked Myanmar and Thailand


24.03.11.VASHINGTON (Reuters) — Two strong earthquakes with magnitude 7.0 on the Richter scale, occurred in Myanmar, said the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on Thursday.

Brunt of the disaster fell on the borders with Thailand and Laos territory. The epicenter of the first quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers, the second — 230 kilometers.

According to the USGS, aftershocks occurred a few seconds after an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 hit points in Thailand. The epicenter of tremor was recorded at 110 kilometers north of Chiang Rai.

Data on injuries or damage.

(Translated by Anton Kolodyazhny and

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Floods in Myanmar: Death toll approaching 150

Floods in Myanmar

October 22, 2011. Floods in the central provinces of the South Asian nation of Myanmar led to the deaths of dozens of citizens of this country. Myanmantsev hundreds missing.

The hardest situation in the town of Pakokku. In the vicinity of the village came out of the river banks. Cause of flooding — the incessant rains.

According to the BBC, around Pakokku already sunk more than 50 people. Authorities so far not commented on the situation, increasing criticism of public opinion to the government, supported by the military, said

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In Myanmar, an earthquake of magnitude 7.0


11/11/2012, 7:14:36 Bangkok Myanmar 7.0 magnitude earthquake, reports Reuters referring to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was located 60 km north-west of the city Mandlay, the second largest commercial center in Myanmar. The earthquake lies at a depth of 10 km.

Mandalay residents reported that there is a strong oscillations of the earth surface. Information on casualties or damage were reported. Tremors were also felt in Bangkok.

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