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

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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ToT of organizational & business self-assessment and improvement of developing an action plan for Community Forest Product Producer Associations (CFPPAs)

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A three days Training of trainers on organizational self-assessment for Community Forest Product Producer Associations (CFPPAs) was organised by the Forest and Farm Facility and the CoOPequity programme of FAO and MERN, in cooperation with the Forestry Department (FD) of Myanmar and the Community Forestry Development Training Centre (CFDTC). The main objective of the training was to familiarize the 39 …

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Workshops improving writing and critical thinking

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In order to improve the writing and communications capacity of its partners in the Mekong region, IUCN is organizing a series of 2-day training workshops. The first was in Yangon in February. Fourteen participants from eight members of the Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN) attended the Yangon workshop, with many staying for a few extra days to benefit from one-on-one …

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Myanmar NBSAP Update Consultation Workshop

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The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for Myanmar was first drafted in 2011 to provide a national strategy for the conservation and sustainable use of nature.  This NBSAP is now being updated with new information and to include national counterparts to the global Aichi Biodiversity Targets. These targets are designed to mainstream biodiversity and sustainable use across all …

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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund – CEPF’s Long Term Vision Meeting

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MERN and IUCM  held a meeting with MERN’s member organizations and some conservation INGOs to develop a long term vision of CEPF. The main topics are conservation practice and research, civil society capacity, sustainable financing, finding priorities and set measurable targets for CEPF funding over the next 15 year until 2030.  The targets and priorities defined in this meeting  helped …

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