THE natural environment of Myanmar including the life of birds will be featured at a photo exhibition scheduled to take place in Yangon this month.
The collective event will showcase between
23 and 24 July at Royal Rose (Taw Win Hnin Zi) Hall under the supervision of a local team of bird
conservationists and natural environment enthusiasts. The event will feature the life of native birds, bird ecosystems and the challenges in conservation of birds and other wildlife.
Several educative talks about the life and challenges of rare birds, which are in danger of extinction, will be held during the two-day event. The major purpose of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the conservation of birds
and the natural environment among audiences, one of event organisers said. Birds play a crucial role in balancing the ecosystem. Some species are facing extinction, said an executive member of the team.
The organiser invites enthusiastic photographers to showcase their own works. All works will be displayed for sale during the two-day event. According to a survey, Myanmar has more than 1,000 recorded bird species, seven of which are endemic birds, 114 bird species are globally threatened or near-threatened and 186 bird species are waterbirds.