Tag: Myanmar

Myanmar Plan to Breed Protected Species in Captivity Draws Criticism

BANGKOK — Myanmar will soon adopt rules that would permit captive breeding of about 175 threatened species, including tigers, pangolins and Irrawaddy dolphins, despite fears that such ventures could encourage poaching of wild animals and spawn new diseases that jump to humans. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation quietly circulated a list of […]

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Monsoons Slam South Asia, Displacing Millions in Bangladesh and India

When heavy floods started inundating her riverside home last week in the village of Madarganj, northern Bangladesh, Habiba Begum chose to stay put with her family instead of moving to shelter. Ms. Begum’s family, desperate to save what few possessions they had, chained their only suitcase to their house, a makeshift structure of bamboo and […]

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