Project focuses on protecting the river terns along Chindwin River

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River terns, one of the endangered species, seen on beach along Chindwin River. Photo: Nyi Tu

The Myanmar Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been conducting a survey and project along the Chindwin River to protect the river terns, an endangered species which is known to lay eggs on the sandbanks of the river.
River tern surveys and conservation projects have been conducted since 2017 in Myanmar. The survey this year has found an increase in the river tern population, in spite of late breeding compared with the previous year, according to WCS (Myanmar).
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, the Forest Department, WCS (Myanmar), and local communities are jointly conducting the river tern survey and conservation project to bring the river tern back from the brink of extinction. The WCS (Myanmar) survey team is currently recording the population of river terns, whose numbers have been declining gradually.
Besides, the WCS survey team is raising awareness among local residents, encouraging them to farm domestic animals systematically and protect endangered species.— Nyi Tu
(Translated by La Wonn)

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