Moeyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary
              



1. Location

Located between 17 ‘34’ N and 96 ‘35’ E in Bago and Waw Townships of Bago Division.


2. Area

40 square miles.


3. Year of Establishment

Established in 1986


4. Access

70 mites from Yangon along the Yangon -Bago- Pyinpongyi Highway.


5. Objectives

  1. To conserve resident and migratory water birds and their habitats.
  2. To conduct scientifie research on resident and migratory water birds in cooperation with international scientific organizations.
  3. To organize extension programmes to educate the public on the importance of wetland ecosystem and public participation in wetland conservation activities.


6. Forest / Vegetative Types

More then twenty species of aquatic and herb ( Emergent macrophytes ) including kaing grass and water are present in the sanctuary and Notsaba ( Oxyza officinalis) grow particular in shallow area of the sanctuary. Especially Kaing grassland are the most suitable breeding ground for water birds.


7. Wildlife

  1. Water bird species - (42) Nos
  2. Shore bird species - (33) Nos
  3. According to the census conducted in January, 1998 it is noted that a total number of (4529)
  4. Birds inhabited the Moeyingyi wetland wildlife sanctuary.


8. Conservation, Development and Research Programmes

  1. Conservation of water birds and their habitats.
  2. Conducting research on resident and migratory water birds in cooperation with international scientific organizations and conservation and management training courses.
  3. Implementation of wetland conservation and management programmes.
  4. Construction of basic infrastructure such as an information center, a rest house, a restaurant and two bird observation towers needed for the promotion of ecotourism and in joint-venture with a privately owned company, Shweyiwin Co. Ltd, to promote ecotourism.

9. Opportunities for Study and Recreation

  1. Watching resident and migratory water birds and enjoyment of natural view near Yangon.
  2. Conducting research activities on wetland ecosystem.
  3. Study wetland environment by coat.
  4. Accommodation for 5 to 10 persons at a guest house.
  5. Nine boat-shaped timber houses accommodating two in each room.

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

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