Vital conservation activities have been suspended since the 2021 coup, while growing conflict and lawlessness have fuelled a reported rise in illegal fishing techniques that threaten the endangered species.
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Myanmar’s Cholia Muslims have been celebrating a special and long-awaited anniversary that it hopes will raise its profile as it struggles to preserve its identity.
A committee tasked with implementing the recommendations of Kofi Annan’s Rakhine State Advisory Commission says it has made progress over the past six months, highlighting the planned closure of three IDP camps in the state.