Survey reveals new species of birds in Burma

A recent four-year field survey conducted in Burma recorded 1,114 species of birds from 2010 to 2014, with seven endemic to the country, AP reports. People Resources and Conservation Foundation Chief Technical Officer Mark Grindley says, “Birds are an important attraction for national and international birdwatchers, or just people interested in nature, so more rare species will definitely increase the attraction of Myanmar to visitors of all kinds”. Environmentalists, however, are concerned that this might change as economic development expands into agriculture and grasslands.