Welcome to mern


Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN) is a national network of local and regional NGOs with an environmental focus. Currently consisting of 21 NGO members with a range of experience and skills, MERN is dedicated to being a leader on environmental challenges in Myanmar.

From forestry and environmental policy development, to community improvement, capacity building, and social mobilization, agriculture, livestock and fisheries, as well as social infrastructure projects, our members are engaged with improving many aspects of Myanmar's environment and society.

Formed in 2009 with the funding of the Pyoe Pin Program (supported by Department for International Development - DFID and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – SIDA), up until now, MERN has facilitated & coordinated its members with support of Pyoe Pin Program.


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News

Holding MERN’s 8th Annual General/All Member Meeting

Opening remark by Dr. Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director-General of Forest Department of MONREC

September 8, Friday is the day of MERN’s 8th Annual General Meeting at International Business Center (IBC), Yangon. This is also 8th meeting that MERN has been holding All Member Meeting when it’s age has been 8 years old.   Representatives from Pyoepin, authentic supporter to happen MERN, representative from FAO Myanmar Office, representatives from Forest Department and Environmental Conservation …

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Smallholder Training on Sustainable Timber Production and Value Chain Creation

Opening Smallholder Training on Sustainable Timber Production and Value Chain Creation

The third training for smallholder farmers on “Sustainable Timber Production and Value Chain Creation” was opened on 28 August, 2017 at the Yuzana Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar. The training was organized by Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN) under the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) Program of FAO in Myanmar with the financial support through FFF and technical support of US Forest …

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Workshop on Formation of Community Forestry Practitioners’ Network

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Holding the workshop on “Community Forestry Practitioners’ Network (CFPN)” was started on 27th September 2016 at the Central Forestry Development Training Center (CFDTC) with the support of Community Forestry National Working Group (CFNWG), funded by Forest and Firm Facility-FFF of FAO & Pyoe Pin Program and organized by Forest Department together with RECOFT-Myanmar (The Center for People and Forests) and …

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12 Tips For Getting Your Grant Idea Funded

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Following tips are advices of CEPF’s grant directors and regional implementation teams. They want to help you submit a successful Letter of Inquiry – LOI, even if you are brand new to grant writing that they mentioned on their TOP ARTICLE of cepf.net site. (Photo: CC License) Read the ecosystem profile.  Reading the hotspot’s ecosystem profile — or, at a …

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Saving Myanmar’s Deep Forest

Forests such as Mahamyaing in central Myanmar are a priority for conservation in the country but
deforestation has already ravaged much of the biodiversity here. (Photo: CC License)

  Myanmar is one of the most beautiful and biodiverse countries in Southeast Asia. We are surrounded by lush green forest, deep blue ocean and rugged mountains that are home to many varieties of animal species, which are mostly able to live peacefully together with humans. But Myanmar also faces striking conservation challenges and preserving our nature – especially forests …

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