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Environmental Education and Sustainable Centre (EESC) – Myanmar

Gulf of Mottama, Mon State, Myanmar.

Name of the centre: Environmental Education and Sustainable Centre (EESC)

Name of organisation: Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA)

Funding support: BirdLife International, Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Number of staff: 22

Number of visitors per year: Just established in 2017: From 2017 to date: 350 visistors/year

Overall aims of the centre 

Helping individuals to acquire s set of values for environmental protection

Description of the centre

Education Centre size(L 60′ Xw 30′)

300 visistors/year

Thein Ngu village, Bilin Township, Gulf of Mottama, Mon State, Myanmar

Main CEPA work areas

Celebrate World Wetland Day, World Migratory Bird Day, World Environment Day, Biodiversity Conservation Training,Biodiversity and Wetlands Conservation activities.

Top three successes

Designated Gulf of Mottama as Ramsar Site, Advocated to Regional Government stop rock mining at Kelatha Wildlife Sanctuary,Established tree nusery for coastal communities in Gulf of Mottama

Top three challenges

Secure funding for long-term maintaince, income visistors.

Interpretation techniques

Using audio-visual tools

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre


Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Developing resources / materials


Running effective administration; Fund-raising; Project planning.

Mr. Pyae Phyo Aung (Program Manager -Operations)

Mobile Phone: +95-9-421124991

Skype: pyaephyoaung60

Website address:
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