Environmental Education and Sustainable Centre (EESC) – Myanmar

Region

Asia

Country

Myanmar

Flyway

East Asian - Australasian flyway

Initiative

WLI Asia

About

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

Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

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.

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Using audio-visual tools

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre

Participation

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

General

Running effective administration; Fund-raising; Project planning.

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