INLAY LAKE (WETLAND) SANCTUARY
            



1. Location

Location between 20 ‘10’ N and 97 ‘20’ E in Naung Shwe,Pinlaung and Peh Kon Townships of Southern shan State. Elevation over 2900 feet.


2. Area

642.32 square miles.


3. Year of Establishment

Established in 1985.


4. Access

  1. Yangon to Nyaung Shwe, 430 miles by car.
  2. Yangon to Heho,350 miles by air way and Heho to Nyaung Shwe , 14 miles by car.
  3. Yangon via Thaizi to Shwe Nyaung to Nyaung Shwe, 10 miles by car.


5. Objectives

  1. To conserve and protect natural vegetation, wetland bird and fresh water fishes in Inlay sanctuary.
  2. To conserve geological features and scenic beauty of mountain areas.
  3. To conserved Inlay watershed and maintain water resourece for Law –Pi –Ta hydroelectric power plant.
  4. To conserved and educate the local people in traditional floating agriculture practiced by “In” lake-dwellers.
  5. To upgrade the Sanctuary so as to promote ecotourism.


6. Forest / Vegetative Types

Otyza granulata , Dalbergia spinosa, Hypericm prunizolium, Coladium spp.., Desmodium oblongum, Enhydra zluctuans, Panicum sarmentosum grow on the natura floating islets. Salix tetrasperma , Ficus spp. Crataexa nurvala, Mitragyna parvizolia Salmalia malabarica syn.., Bombax malabaricum are found in shallow water or on the shores.


7. Wildlife

  1. 37 species of birds
  2. 27 species of wetland birds
  3. 14 species of migratory birds
  4. 40 species of freshwater fishes, otter and turtle


8. Conservation, Development and Research Programmes

  1. Protection of land and wetland birds and conservation of their natura habitat and refuge.
  2. Construction of bird watch-towers.
  3. Cooperation with Inlay watershed conservation programme.
  4. Implementation of environment conservation and research.


9. Opportunities for Study and Recreation

  1. Observation of world renowned wetland ecosystem 2950 feet above sea level.
  2. Observation and enjoyment of scenic beauty of the Shan plateau.
  3. Observation and research on various types of birds.
  4. Observation and of endemic fish species such as Ngapweh (Chaudhuria caudate) and Ngaku-Shinpa(Silurus bumanensis)
  5. Observation of traditional floating agriculture practiced by lake dwellers.

Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Eco-Tourism Sites in Myanmar - Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Other Eco-tourism Sites in Myanmar:
  • Kandawgyi National Park – Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
  • Moeyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hkakaborazi National Park
  • 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
  • Hlawga Park
  • Yangon Zoological Garden
  • Lampi Island Wildlife Sancturay

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