National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan: Myanmar

The first National Biodiversity Strategy and Action (NBSAP) of Myanmar, adopted by Cabinet on 3 May 2012, contains 10 strategic directions on the following themes: strengthening conservation of priority sites; mainstreaming biodiversity into other policy sectors; implementing focused conservation actions for priority species; supporting local NGOs and academic institutions; creating capacity to coordinate conservation investment in Myanmar; scaling up the implementation of in situ and ex situ conservation of agriculture, livestock and fisheries biodiversity and genetic resource management; expediting the process of implementing the national biosafety framework; promoting the initiative to manage IAS; facilitating the legislative process of environmental protection and environmental impact assessment; and enhancing communication, education and public awareness on biodiversity conservation.