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.
642.32 square miles.
3. Year of Establishment
Established in 1985.
- Yangon to Nyaung Shwe, 430 miles by car.
- Yangon to Heho,350 miles by air way and Heho to Nyaung Shwe , 14 miles by car.
- Yangon via Thaizi to Shwe Nyaung to Nyaung Shwe, 10 miles by car.
- To conserve and protect natural vegetation, wetland bird and fresh water fishes in Inlay sanctuary.
- To conserve geological features and scenic beauty of mountain areas.
- To conserved Inlay watershed and maintain water resourece for Law Pi Ta hydroelectric power plant.
- To conserved and educate the local people in traditional floating agriculture practiced by “In” lake-dwellers.
- 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.
- 37 species of birds
- 27 species of wetland birds
- 14 species of migratory birds
- 40 species of freshwater fishes, otter and turtle
8. Conservation, Development and Research Programmes
- Protection of land and wetland birds and conservation of their natura habitat and refuge.
- Construction of bird watch-towers.
- Cooperation with Inlay watershed conservation programme.
- Implementation of environment conservation and research.
9. Opportunities for Study and Recreation
- Observation of world renowned wetland ecosystem 2950 feet above sea level.
- Observation and enjoyment of scenic beauty of the Shan plateau.
- Observation and research on various types of birds.
- Observation and of endemic fish species such as Ngapweh (Chaudhuria caudate) and Ngaku-Shinpa(Silurus bumanensis)
- Observation of traditional floating agriculture practiced by lake dwellers.