Minister U Ohn Win said the "camps" will be in Yangon, Bago and Irrawaddy regions, where elephant poaching is most severe.
Indigenous communities in Karen State fear their way of life is under threat as the government declares swathes of forest as protected areas.
British Embassy, WWF, partners seek to raise awareness among public, officials in Mekong countries
Petition calls for safe zones to be set up to ensure public access to archeological sites
Two suspects admitted to poaching but two others got away, according to local police.
Group calls for Shwedagon, Bogyoke markets to be closed as six-month awareness campaign ends.
Organizers hope ‘Voices for Wildlife’ event in Yangon will spur government to stamp out poaching, wildlife trade.
Myanmar continues crackdown on poachers after being warned by the EU that its wild elephant population is on the brink of extinction.
An Indian government agency for indigenous people has asked the forest ministry to ensure that its tiger conservation policy does not threaten the rights of indigenous people.