COVID-19 and civil unrest undoing steady gains in karst conservation and herpetological research in Myanmar, and an impediment to progress

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Evan S.H. Quah
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5357-1953
Lee L. Grismer
Perry L. Wood, Jr.
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3767-5274
Aung Lin
Myint Kyaw Thura

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic and political turmoil in Myanmar has dealt a severe blow to the country’s progress in herpetological research and the protection of limestone habitats. Both afflictions have reversed much of the scientific and conservation gains made in the past decade, and continue to hinder exploratory surveys and continued monitoring of threatened karst ecosystems. There is an urgent need to resume field studies and conservation effort as soon as possible and continue enhancing the capacity of local scientific and technical staff in Myanmar.

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Evan S.H. Quah, Lee L. Grismer, Perry L. Wood, Jr., Lin, A. and Myint Kyaw Thura 2022. COVID-19 and civil unrest undoing steady gains in karst conservation and herpetological research in Myanmar, and an impediment to progress. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 14, 1 (Jan. 2022), 20500–20502. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.7753.14.1.20500-20502.
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