Hlawga Park
              



1. Location

Located between 17 01’N and 9605’ E in Taukkyan Model Village, Mingaladon Township, Yangon Division.


2. Area

540 acres, comprising a wildlife park (818 acres), a mini-zoo (62 acres) and a buffer zone(660 acres).


3. Year of Establishment

Established on 30 September 1982.


4. Access

Approximately 22 miles north of Yangon, just west of Yanogn-Pyay Road.


5. Objectives

  1. To establish an environmental education center near Yangon.
  2. To protect the forests and vegetative cover in the catchment of Hlawga Lake.
  3. To establish a representative collection of Myanma indigenous wildlife species of mammals, reptiles and birds, which will be kept under as near as possible natural conditions in such as a way that they can be readily viewed by visitors.

6. Forest / Vegetative Types

  1. Semi-evergreen forests
  2. Mixed deciduous forests
  3. Swamp forests

7. Wildlife

Thamin, hog deer, barking deer, sambar deer, rhesus monkey, pythons, pangolin, mythun, all have in the fenced wildlife park.

In the mini-zoo small mammals, birds, tigers, leopards, bears and estuarine crocodiles are being displayed more freely in large in spacious cages, aviaries and moated enclosures, built with modern zoo concept.


8. Conservation , Development and Research Programmes

  1. Effective protection and management of degraded forests.
  2. Establishment and management of buffer zone plantations.
  3. Construction of high quality rest house “chalets” which are in hamony with the natural surroundings.
  4. Establlishment of a new Information Center.
  5. Construction of a 5-storied viewing tower.
  6. Maintenance of roads, nature trails and of all building and their utilities.
  7. Research programmes on vegetative study and ornithological studies on both resident and migratory birds.
  8. Environment education activities to create public awarness of environment conservation.
  9. Joint-ventrue development works between Forest Department and loval private sectors for all-round development of Hlawga park.
  10. Development of one 18-hole golf course of international standard in the buffer zone of the park.

9. Opportunities for Study and Recreation

  1. Study nature conservation activities in Myanmar.
  2. Observing ecological study on Thamin, hog deer, barking deer, sambar deer, etc., in their natural state.
  3. Enjoyment of out-door recreation such as picnic sites, traditional huts, boats and elephant rides.
  4. Conducting individual or group bird-watching activites with assistance from experienced bird-watchers of the park.
  5. Study a previously human-distrubed and degraded forest, gradually restoring itself into a well grown natural forest, over a time-span of 20 Years.
  6. Recreation in high quality “chalets” built by Forest Department.
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Hlawga Park
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Hlawga Park
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Hlawga Park
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Hlawga Park
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Hlawga Park
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Hlawga Park
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Hlawga Park
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Hlawga Park
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Hlawga Park
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Hlawga Park
Other Eco-tourism Sites in Myanmar:
  • Kandawgyi National Park – Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
  • Moeyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hkakaborazi National Park
  • Inle Lake Wetland Sanctuary
  • Sein Ye Forest Camp
  • Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp
  • Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Nat Ma Taung National Park
  • Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Popa Mountain Park
  • Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park
  • Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Yangon Zoological Garden
  • Lampi Island Wildlife Sancturay

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