NCS-Myanmar’s mission is to “Protect wildlife and nature nationwide through action based on research, advocacy, network building, education, public awareness, and inspiring people to value nature.” NCS-Myanmar has been doing conservation research and outreach to local communities. Our organization is registered with Local/1459 in the Myanmar Ministry of Home Affairs on 14th May 2020.
The main objective of NCS-Myanmar is to conserve biodiversity and nature using evidence-based research and engagement with stakeholders to generate long-term sustainable positive impacts by providing education outreach for local people to participate in nationwide conservation actions. NCS is working closely with the Forest Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation for biodiversity, wildlife trade, migratory waterbirds, wetlands and community-based co-management activities throughout the country. Moreover, collaboration with international organizations such as the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force, East Asian-Australian Flyway Partnership(EAAFP)Secretariat, World Wetlands Network, Ramsar Convention, Mangrove Conservation Fund, International Conservation Fund of Canada,International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has a long-standing collaboration with the University of California, Davis and the Manfred Hermsen Foundation.
ASAP Species That We Work On
What We Do
NCS-Myanmar is mainly working for monitoring of migratory birds populations including the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers and other threatened species such as Great Knot and Nordmann’s Greenshank in their wintering sites along the coastal areas of Myanmar. To reduce the human-induced threats to the migratory birds, conservation awareness activities are also conducted in the key sites of wintering areas through a series of educative talks and establishment of Local Conservation Groups(LCGs). The members of LCGs are trained to enable to understand the importance of biodiversity conservation and to get involved in bird watching and monthly patrolling. Moreover, assist to government to develop management plans and implementation.
NCS-Myanmar is also working for the Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon conservation in Myanmar through the research activities on estimating population and threats assessment. This Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon is newly described in 2016 in China while its population status and distribution range is low observed. Currently only two localities are confirmed the presence of this species in Myanmar.
The globally endangered Giant Nuthatch in an another resident bird species that NCS-Myanmar is working for its population estimate, threats assessment and conservation programs through outreach activities around its habitat areas. This species could also be located in two different locations and NCS-Myanmar is doing research in identifying the remaining strongholds areas to ensure long-term survival of this species.
Where We Work