Nature Advocacy fights to defend, protect, and preserve natural habitats and biodiversity in Myanmar
Are you prepared for a future without Irrawaddy dolphins?
The lovely Irrawaddy Dolphin sub population living in the Irrawaddy river are critically endangered, currently numbering only about 70 individuals. Lawless electrofishing, pollution, tangling in fishing nets, and habitat destruction are threatening the long term survival of the rare dolphins. Since time immemorial, The intelligent dolphins are the only population of Irrawaddy dolphins to help local fishermen increase the catch through "Cooperative Fishing", a unique culture only observed in Myanmar......
Over 20,000 signatures were collected for a petition to the State Counsellor
A petition to the Myanmar government was made by the Nature Advocacy to not only demand an increased level of protection to Irrawaddy dolphins but also apply them as an "Intangible Cultural Heritage" (ICH element) under the UNESCO convention. This petitioned, signed by over 20,000 Myanmar citizens, is successfully submitted to the State Counsellor's Office, the President's Office, and the Parliament in early January, highlighting the overwhelming political will from the public to save this iconic species. Your voice matters!
THE PLANET HEROES
From "Big Catch" to "National Treasure"
How to use a positive brand association to save an endangered species
This thought-provoking article from the campaign director, Nyein Zaw Ko, of Nature Advocacy details the underlying strategy of "Save Irrawaddy Dolphin" Campaign and reveals their key secrets for a successful conservation campaign. The article encompasses how well-established marketing and branding principles are applied to dolphin conservation for a noteworthy impact. The campaign is being featured by University of Oxford, Department of Biolody, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) as a case-study so that other aspiring activists and conservationists around the world can learn his ground-breaking idea.
Our Ongoing Campaign to Protect Nature
Economic relief for 'cooperative 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.
Operation NO Release: removing invasive fish species from Irrawaddy river
Working with the Department of Fishery, Myanmar to spread awareness on social media about the dangers of invasive species to aquarium owners and fish keepers with an aim of discouraging them from releasing imported fish species into natural habitats. Aid fishermen to destroy them when caught as a bycatch.
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.
Our Nature - Our Future: re-establishing a connection with nature in children
Our NATURE - Our FUTURE program aims to educate children, students, and young adults about the responsibility for nature conservation and eco-friendly lifestyle choices, establishing a commitment to adopt environmentally friendly decision making in their mindset at a young age.
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ANNUAL REPORT 2020
The latest progress about Save Irrawaddy Dolphin Campaign and our upcoming projects