We fight to defend, protect, and preserve natural habitats and biodiversity in Myanmar
Our natural world is under more threats than ever. Nature Advocacy pledges to enhance public awareness of today's critically important environmental issues, and educate people to make conscious eco-friendly decisions and lifestyle choices. We work closely with educators, influencers, conservation NGOs, volunteers, and government organizations to raise awareness about these issues, inspire and educate the next generation conservation leaders, and enhance support for field conservation projects by organizing volunteering and fundraising initiatives.
Our efforts in Myanmar were featured in this article from Nikkei Asia, which summarised the state of Irrawaddy dolphin conservation projects across Southeast Asia
Save Irrawaddy Dolphin Campaign won a grant from YSEALI to conduct research about 'Cooperative Fishing' culture in Myanmar
Nature Advocacy is now a member of ConservatoinNOW network spearheaded by Conservation Optimism Movement
Over 20,000 signatures were collected for a petition to the State Counsellor in Myanmar to increase protection of Irrawaddy dolphins and apply the traditional 'Cooperative Fishing' practice with Irrawaddy dolphins as an 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' under the UNESCO convention
Our Campaign was featured as a case study by Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WILDCRU) at the University of Oxford
Our Ongoing Effort to Protect Nature
Economic relief for artisanal fishermen during COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Selling dolphin sculptures and other souvenirs, handcrafted by 'Cooperative Fishermen' who lived and fished with dolphins for their whole lives. The proceeds are used to support them during the pandemic, create alternative income to discourage electric fishing and to fund other conservation activities.
World Wide Teach-In for Climate Justice at Parami University - Myanmar
Along with other two climate activists, our founder, Nyein Zaw Ko, will participate as a speaker in the worldwide Teach-in event for Climate Justice at Parami University - Myanmar on March 29, 2023. Interested students can sign up for the event at the following website.
Promoting and selling branded merchandise to encourage plastic-free lifestyle choices
Proudly show to your friends and colleagues that you are a responsible Irrawaddy dolphin protecter by using these dolphin-branded plastic-free items . All the proceeds from this fundraising sale will be used to fund impactful educational programs, field survey, or ground conservation activities.
Researching about 'Cooperative Fishing' practice with Irrawaddy dolphins
This unique practice can only be found in the freshwater population in Myanmar and is rarely studied before. We collecting primary data from cooperative fishermen to preserve this fishing technique. This research project is funded by the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and Save Philippines Sea (SPH).
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