Extinct’ Myanmar Bird Rediscovered After 73 Years


“Future work is needed to identify remaining pockets of natural grassland and develop systems for local communities to conserve and benefit from them,” he added.

Myanmar’s quasi-civilian government replaced decades of brutal military rule in 2011. It has since embarked on a series of political reforms and shown itself to be far more open to foreign businesses and academic researchers than the country’s generals were.

Myanmar has more species of bird than any other country in mainland Southeast Asia, with ornithologists saying this number is likely to increase if more scientific research is conducted.

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