Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Mottama

This is one of our main projects. Using interviews, social media searches, and boat-based surveys, we have been studying marine mammals in the Gulf of Mottama since late 2018.¬† From our boat-based surveys, we have confirmed what coastal community members have told us in interviews: the Gulf of Mottama is home to Indo-Pacific Finless porpoises…

Social-Ecological Research

We conduct research on diverse topics related to coastal conservation and management. Because human communities depend upon and affect natural resources, it is important for conservation and management to be informed by research not only on natural science, but also on communities. Currently, we are the team that conducts this research, but we are gradually…

Gulf of Mottama Project

Our main focus is currently our work with the Gulf of Mottama Project¬†(GoMP). With GoMP, our main activities are research training at Mawlamyine University and Bago University, and interdisciplinary research on marine mammals and project impacts (through Most Significant Change evaluation). The Gulf of Mottama is a special place – it hosts extensive wetlands, which…