WWF opened its new Myanmar office November 1 in an event that highlighted the country’s vast natural capital, its efforts to develop a green economy and its diverse species such as tigers, elephants and Irrawaddy dolphins. The event featured representatives of Myanmar’s Govt., Ambassadors and diplomats, local and international NGOs, foundations and members of the business community.

The Government of Myanmar has stated its commitment to developing a green economy – one that will serve as a global model of how to improve the economy and livelihoods of a country’s citizens while protecting its natural capital. WWF has committed to working closely with the Government and all stakeholders to realize that vision. WWF is also working with government and local partners on conservation initiatives in the Tanintharyi on the border with Thailand — an area of exceptionally high biodiversity.