Field biodiversity survey conducted in Sagaing

24 June 2019
Field biodiversity survey conducted in Sagaing
Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagaing Region. Photo: WCS Myanmar

A joint expedition team of China and Myanmar has finished their mission recently and collected more than 6,000 specimens of plants and animals, the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Xinhua reported.

Over 20 researchers from CAS and the Ministry of Resources and Environmental Conservation of Myanmar carried out a field biodiversity survey in a wildlife reserve in the Sagaing Region in northern Myanmar between May and June.

Two new species of fish and more than 10 new species of plants were believed found.