Developing a National Tiger Action Plan for the Union of Myanmar

  title={Developing a National Tiger Action Plan for the Union of Myanmar},
  author={Antony J. Lynam and Saw tun Khaing and Khin Maung Zaw},
  journal={Environmental Management},
A century ago, tigers were considered pests in Myanmar. Hunters claimed thousands, yet populations persisted. In the past century, because of habitat loss and prey depletion, coupled with the recent demand for traditional medicines, tiger populations have been reduced to a few hundred individuals. As a first step toward long-term planning for tigers, and to guide efforts to increase protected area coverage, the Myanmar government in 1998 initiated a project to develop a revised National Tiger… 
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