Myanmar Forest Officials
Receive U.S. Prize
for Environmental and Wildlife Conservation
August 01, 2005 — By Associated Press
YANGON, Myanmar — A U.S.
environmental group has honored two Myanmar forest officials for
their outstanding efforts to protect the environment and wildlife,
state-run media reported Saturday.
The Alexander Abraham Foundation gave the Environmental and Wildlife
Conservation awards to retired director Saw Han and director Khin
Maung Zaw of the forestry department.
Dr.Alan Rabinowitz of the New York-based Wildlife Conservation
Society presented the awards at a ceremony in Yangon this week, the
Myanmar's forest department works closely with international
wildlife conservation groups such as the Wildlife Conservation
Society and the USA-based Smithsonian National Zoological park.
Source: Associated Press