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 paper said.

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