Farmers participating in mangrove restoration.

Farmers participating in mangrove restoration.

Based on the first survey in MaGyi for livelihood/community development, Worldview has been invited by the charcoal producers to help them restart their livelihood income by establishing soft shell crab production, orchid growing and bee honey production from honey mangroves, and to establish a nypa golden nectar production unit by utilizing potentials with the nypa mangrove plants in the area. Worldview has already completed test production of nypa golden nectar, as well as propagation of endangered endemic orchid species in its tissue culture lab (over 100,000 plants ready for replanting by early 2015). These activities will be essential in mobilizing the local community and providing the disadvantaged with new livelihood opportunities. Special efforts will be taken to engage women in the development activities. Worldview’s international community development/communication specialist has since 2013 been engaged in the livelihood program in cooperation with local project staff.

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This will be the foundation for full restoration of mangrove forests in Myanmar, on planting sites to compensate for most of the lost 1 mill. Ha since 1980. This is an urgent project with high national priority. It should be implemented without delay, especially to create protection in the coastal areas to save lives and properties from extreme weather as result of Global Warming..


U Aye Lwin, former Director General of ASEAN, founder member and board member Green Growth, Green Economy, Advisor to Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Advisor to Nippon Foundation, President Yangon Rotary Club and Chairman Worldview Myanmar.

Ms. Win Sandar, Lawyer and Chartered Accountant.

U Htein Lin Aung, former Foreign Ministry Administrator

U Wing Maung, Mangrove specialist with 33 years’ experience in forestry and mangrove restoration (former UNDP/FAO consultant and Director Forestry Department).

U Aung Phyo Wai, Project Assistant

Ms. Thandar Ko, Project Secretary

U Htay Aung, Field Manager, Mangrove Specialist, former professor at Marine Science

Department, Pathein University

U Htoo Lwin Aung Assistant Field Manager, PhD student in Mangrove Science

Mr. Joacim Kotny, Plant Science Intern from Life Science University, Norway

Ms. Amy Hla, Project Assistant

Science Panel:

Dr. Khin Maung Cho, Pro Rector Myeik University and former Head of Marine Science Department Pathein University

Dr. U San Tha Tun, Head Marine Science Department Moulmein University and former professor at Pathein University

Dr. Ms. Nang Mya Han, Head Marine Science Department, Myeik University

Dr. Ranil Senanayake, Senior International Science Director ,Worldview International Foundation

Assisted by 32 students on research grants (B.A, Master and PhD.) attached to the Mangrove Research Project.

Community Development and Public Education:

Ms. Soe Sandar Oo, Advisor/Media Specialist, Chulalongkorn University

Mr. Nazrul Islam, Media Director, former Country Director Worldview Bangladesh with experience in sustainable community development and public education in 16 countries in Asia, Africa and North America.

ICT and Social Media Worldview International Foundation:

Mr. Samyak Chakrabarty, Social Media Specialist

Mr. Kapila Gunewardene, Graphic Designer and Web Manager

Ms. Khin Sandi Linn, Media Project Assistant

Mr. Viktor von der Fehr, Social Media Advisor

International Coordination:

Dr. Arne Fjortoft, Secretary General Worldview International Foundation.

Dr. Bremley Lyngdoh, Climate Change Specialist, Columbia University/London School of Economics

Ms. Paula di Perna, Senior Consultant, Author and International Specialist on Marine Science and Global Warming.

Climate Park Project Manager,

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Yangon. E-mail: Mobile: +95 9 450049759


– B. Sc (Forestry) 1973-1978. Arts and Science University , Yangon.

– Introductory Training on Participatory Rual Apprisal (PRA) from 18.11.94 to 8.12.94 in the Community Development of Ayeyarwady  Mangrove Project. (UNDP FAO/MYA/93/026) office in Bogalay and Laputta Townships.

– Training Course for the Greening of the Dry Zone of Central Myanmar in Korea, from 28 Sep to 25 Oct 2009, organized by Korea International Cooperation Agency and the Korea Forest Service under the International Cooperation Program of the Government of Korea.

– Complete 1st Regional Shared-Learning Workshop Mangrove Conservation as a part of Coastal Management in Southeast Asia in Surabaya, 4-10 November 2012.

Work Experience

– Totally over 33 years experience including 18 years in Mangrove area of Laputta Township, Ayeyarwady Division. Also 18 months experiences as a National Project Professional Person (Mangrove Product Specialist) in UNDP-FAO/ MYA/93/026 project.

– Three months experience as a national consultant (Community Forestry Extension and Development) in UNDP/FAO project in Laputta and Bogalay Township.

– During 1981 to 1997, establish over 13000 acres of mangrove plantation in Laputta Township.

– During 1995 to 1997, organized 30 Community Forestry User Group in Laputta Township and prepared the management plan for user groups.

– In August 1998, handed over the Community Forestry Certificates to 20 user groups for 20 villages for 8812.45 acres.

– During 2002 to 2004 organized two villages for community forestry project of JICA and prepared Management Plan and conduct training on “How to implement Community Forestry” for the staffs of Laputta and Bogalay townships.

– 4 years experience in Forest Research Institute from 1998 to 2002.

– From 2006 to 2007 worked as a Project Field Manager in the Integrated Mangrove Rehabilitation and Management Project through Community Participation in the Ayeyarwady Delta in Myaungmya and Pyapon Districts.

– 20 months experience in Dry Zone Greening Department for Rehabilitation and Greening Program.

– 1 year experience in Management and Conservation of Southern Shan State, including Inlay lake greening program and community forestry.

Detail of the post from 1/1979 to Date

1/3/2012 to Date – Project Manager, Costal Livelihood and Environmental Assets Restoration in Rakhine (CLEARR) underMyanmar Environmental Rehabilitation Network(MERN)

5/2009 to 29/2/2012 – Director in Dry Zone Greening Department, Shan State Forest Department and Forest Research Institute, Forest Department.

8/2007 to 5/2009 – Deputy Director, Planning and Statistics Division, Forest Department, Ministry of Forestry.

11/2004 to 7/2007 – Assistant Director of Myaungmya District of Forest Department and Project Field Manager of the Integrated Mangrove Rehabilitation and Management Project through Community Participation in the Ayeyarwady Delta.

8/2002 to 11/2004 – Assistant Director of Divisional Forest Department Office, Ayeyarwady Division, Pathein.

9/1988 to 8/2000 – Assistant Director, Forest Research Institute.

4/1996 to 9/1998 – Staff officer of Laputta Township and also staff officer of Environmentally Sustainable Food Security and Micro Income Opportunities in the Ayeyarwady (Mangrove) Project (MYA/96/008). Implement Community Forestry activities and Income-generation activities.

10/1994 to 4/1996 – National Expert in the Community Development of Mangroves Project, (MYA/93/026)

7/1988 to 10/1994 – Forest staff officer of Laputta Township and also staff officer of Feasibility Study on Mangrove Reforestation Project, (UNDP/FAO-MYA/90/003)

4/1981 to 6/1988 – Plantation Assistant Officer for Mangrove plantation in Laputta Township

1/1979 to 3/1981 – Plantation Assistant for Teak plantation, Kawlin Township

International Co-operation Experience

– Six weeks Study Tour to Thailand and Malaysia mangroves forest area

– Workshop on Sustainable Resource Management for Mangroves area of Vietnam

– One week Study Tour to Mangroves area of Japan

– International Symposium on Conservation and Wise Use of Mangroves in Southeast Asia from 6 to 8 October, 2003 in Brunei Darussalam

– Workshop on Mangrove Rehabilitation and Sustainable Development of Mangrove Ecosystem from 20-2-2007 to 24-2-2004 in Phuket, Thailand

– Joint Counterparts’ Seminar on Forest Management Policy Sustainable Forest Management with Collaboration of Local Government and Community at Nagoya University, Japan from 22-10-2007 to 9-11-2007

Senior International Science Director
Falika Ranil Senanayake – Curriculum Vitae

Personal Profile / Personal Attributes

 A forty year history of consistent work on Ecosystem Restoration

 An Eighteen year history of working on climate change issues in relation to Agriculture and forestry

 Author and creator of Analog Forestry an internationally recognised system for Ecosystem Restoration

 The practise of conservation, philosophically, scientifically and practically

 Practice of a scientific philosophy that encompasses epistemology, logic and metaphysics as its underlying foundations.

 Practice of a moral philosophy that recognizes personal responsibility and accountability for ones actions

 Personal engagement in hands-on activities, i.e. Plant Trees, engage in social work

 Be compassionate with all living beings. i.e. Take time to help creatures in distress.

Personal Detail
 Name : Falika Ranil Senanayake
 Address: 41 1/1 Gregory’s Road Colombo 7
 Phone numbers: +94 11 2693613 : 077 6582662
 Email:
 DOB (date of birth): 19th January 1943
 marital status: Married
 driving licence : Sri Lanka, Australia
 dependents (children) : three

Education and qualifications
 G.C.E. St. Thomas’ College 1960 Mt. Lavinia, Sri Lanka
 B.A. (Honours) University of California 1975 San Diego.
 . M.S. Ecology University of California 1977 Davis.
 . Ph. D. Ecology University of California 1980 Davis.

 Collecting Epiphytes
 Collecting Utility plants
 Photography
 Independent research
 Writing
Language proficiency:

 Trained and worked as a Tea and Rubber plantations. 1961-1963 as Assistant Superintendent, Strathdon and Kiriporuwa Estates, Tea and Rubber plantations managed by the Scotish-Ceylon Tea Company. Sri Lanka.

 Trained in Managing Zoological collections. 1964-1966 as Research Assistant at London Zoological Society, Regents Park Zoo and Whipsnade Park Zoo.UK.

 Worked as Researcher on underwater film locations for Cmdr. J. Cousteau, 1971 Thalassa Inc. Los Angeles, USA

 Performed taxonomic research for of the American Museum of Natural History, as Field Associate 1964-70 Department of Herpetology, New York.

 Worked on Design and planning of Herpetological Research Centre. The Lanka Snake Park, Kapuhena, Gampaha. 1973- 1979. Construction completed and established by 1978.

 Developed planning for a multi trophic system of aquaculture for the Muthurajawela Swamp. 1974 Ministry of Fisheries, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 Designed, planned and established the Uva Herbarium. A field experimental station for the conservation of medicinal plants. 1984-1986. Mirahawatte, Uva, Sri Lanka

 As Co-Executive Director, Environment Liaison Centre International, Nairobi, Kenya.1993-1997 organized Environmental NGO’s worldwide on global issues.

 Designed Analog Forestry applications. Sri Lanka, Australia, Philippines, Viet-Nam, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Brazil. 1982- present

 Designed and testing a certification system for the products of Analog Forestry. Forest Garden Products (FGPs) for the International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN). 1985-present

 Worked on the effects of Climate Change and the Greenhouse Phenomenon on Asia, as Advisor, Minister of Environment, State Govt of Victoria, Australia 1991- 1992

 Designed and established a certification system for Ecological Mined Gold for. Colombia, Coalition. Oro Verde Medellin, Colombia 1999 – 2001

 Trainer of inspectors for Organic, Forest Garden and Carbon 1995-present

 Developed ‘Conservation Carbon’ as a trading mechanism for the Carbon Market with RTGL 2003

 Developed the standards for Carbon Trading for the International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN) 2007


 B.A. (Honours) University of California 1975 San Diego. Special studies at Scripps Institute of Oceanography La Jolla, California on breeding of the Portunid Crab Scylla serrata. Thesis research was performed at the Department of Biology on the ecological effects of felling in tropical rainforests.

 M.S. Ecology University of California 1977 Davis.Thesis research was performed at the Department of Entomology on the factors leading to the resurgence of the malaria vector Anopheles culicifaecies, its ecology and integrated control strategies.

 Ph. D. Ecology University of California 1980 Davis. Thesis research was performed at the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology on the ecology and biogeography of the inland fishes of Sri Lanka. The history of the freshwater communities and factors leading to present distribution patterns.

 Successful translocation of four species of endangered rainforest fish extending their range and reducing their vulnerability. 1981

 Development of the ‘Analog Forestry’ concept as a tool for ecosystem restoration. Publication of the theory with John Jack in 1998. Analog Forestry: An Introduction Monash University Publications. Monash Univ.Clayton, Vic. Australia.

 Developed the soil carbon sequestering model at the University of Melbourne, Australia. 1993

 Committee member for the production of UNEP’s Global Biodiversity Assesment

 Initator of the need for traditional perspectives of Biodiversity, culminating in UNEP’s 1999 Voices of the Earth. In Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity

 Assisting in the identification of Nutritional deficiency after the Tsunami in Sri Lanka and responding to this need with Rainforest Rescue International. (RRI) Galle .Sri Lanka by creating the Nutritional Security program of RRI.

 Identification of and action on the Kaneliya –Sinharajah corridor that seeks to link the last large remnants of Sri Lanka’s rainforests. 2004

 The development of a certification system for Forest Restoration Products termed Forest Garden Products (FGP’s) including Carbon standards. With an international accreditation system and an independent third party inspection system.

Career History:

 2002 – present Chairman of Rainforest Rescue International, Sri Lanka

 1997 – present Scientific Director, Counterpart, Washington, D.C.

 1993 – 1997 Co-Executive Director, Environment Liaison Centre International, Nairobi, Kenya.

 1991- 1993 Senior Research Scientist, the Environmental Management Unit, Monash University, Melbourne.

 1990 Visiting Fellow Dept of Forestry, Australian National University, Canberra,

 1989 – 1992 International Crops Inspector National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia, Sydney. (Tea, Sri Lanka 1989; Apples, Victoria, 1989: Vegetables, Victoria 1990: Coffee, Papua New Guinea 1990; Coffee Papua New Guinea 1991; Spices, Sri Lanka 1991)

 1988 – 1990 Research Fellow (Ecologist) with the Centre for Farm Planning and Land present Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Melbourne University. Major work in generating models for sustainable agriculture.

 1987 Consultant Ecologist for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Major work was to survey the environmental problems of the Upper Mahaveli system in Sri Lanka and propose environmental rehabilitation projects.

 1983-1986 Chairman, Kahatagaha Mines Ltd. Sri Lanka’s oldest graphite mining company.

 1981-1983 Co-Director, Program in Food, Land and Power, Sri Lanka. A program of Pomona College, Claremont, California.

 1981-1982 Consultant, Forestry, State Timber Corporation of the Government of Sri Lanka. Major work on the design and development of high diversity forestry models. 3500 acres implemented.

 1980-1981 Consultant, Fisheries Biology at the Marga Institute, Colombo. Design of inland, multi-trophic aquaculture systems.

 1979-1980 Consultant, Ecologist at the Ministry of Land and Land Development, Government of Sri Lanka. Developed ‘root-balling’ techniques for large, tropical forest trees for the Department of Land Development.

 1971 Researcher for Cmdr. J. Cousteau, Thalassa Inc. Los Angeles on salt water crocodiles and the underwater desert.

 1964-1966 Research Assistant London Zoological Society, Regents Park Zoo and Whipsnade Park Zoo.

 1961-1963 Assistant Superintendent, Strathdon and Kiriporuwa Estates, Tea and Rubber plantations managed by the Scotish-Ceylon Tea Company.

Member of Science Panel :

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Myeik University

1 Name – Khin Maung Cho
2 Date of birth – 27 May 1956
3 Place of birth – Yangon
4 Religion – Buddhism (Siravada)
5 Nationality/ Race – Myanmar/ Bama
6 Identity – No. 10/malama(N)-058656
7 Height 5´ 7″
8 Education PhD
9 Diploma Education Management (Post-graduate)
10 Designation (Present Status) – Professor /Head Marine Science Department Pathein University, Ayeyarwady Region Pro-rector Myeik University 2014

11 Field of study Fishery Biology/ Biochemistry (MSc) Oceanography (PhD)

12 Publications (recent) – 2 (best) papers in Marine Science (awarded by Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science)

13 Certificates – Warmwater Aquaculture (Hawaii, 1984-1985) Advanced Computer Courses (Mawlamyine University) University Training Corps (Yangon and Mawlamyine Universities, 1973-1987)

14 Marital Status – Married

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