Name of organisation
Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA)
BirdLife International, Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Number of staff
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′)
Thein Ngu village, Bilin Township, Gulf of Mottama, Mon State, Myanmar
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.
Using audio-visual tools
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.
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