Myanmar's terrestrial ecosystems: Status, threats and conservation opportunities

  title={Myanmar's terrestrial ecosystems: Status, threats and conservation opportunities},
  author={Nicholas J. Murray and David A. Keith and Adam Duncan and R Tizard and Jos{\'e} Rafael Ferrer‐Paris and Thomas A. Worthington and Kate Armstrong and Nyan Hlaing and Win Thuya Htut and Aung Htat Oo and Kyaw Zay Ya and Hedley S Grantham},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
Abstract Myanmar is highly biodiverse, with more than 16,000 plant, 314 mammal, 1131 bird, 293 reptile, and 139 amphibian species. Supporting this biodiversity is a variety of natural ecosystems—mostly undescribed—including tropical and subtropical forests, savannas, seasonally inundated wetlands, extensive shoreline and tidal systems, and alpine ecosystems. Although Myanmar contains some of the largest intact natural ecosystems in Southeast Asia, remaining ecosystems are under threat from… 
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