Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Meinmahla

    Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary


  • Located

    between 10° 05′ N and 95° 18′ E in Bogalay Township of Ayeyawaddy Division.


  • 52.79

    square miles.


of Establishment

  • Established

    in 1986.

  • Yangon

    to Boglay, 99 miles by river launch and Boglay to Meinmahla Kyun, 12

    miles, by small mothorboat.


  • (a) To

    protect and conserve degraded mangrove ecosystem from overexploitation

    by human.

  • (b) To

    preserve remnant mangrove forests, consisting of 29 different tree species,

    as seed production areas for plantations.

  • (c) To

    conserve and manage the are as breeding grounds, particularly, for fish

    and prawn.

  • (d) To

    implement conservation programmes for endangered estuarine crocodiles

    o increase their population and to conduct research activities on the


  • (e) To

    establish a bird sanctuary for protection of resident and migratory

    water birds and shore birds and their habitats.

  • (f) To

    upgrade and promote as and ecotourism with attraction on mangrove conservation

    activities, research activities on estuarine crocodiles and bird watching.

  • (g) To

    establish area creatively as an environmental education centre for local



/ Vegetative Types

  • Mangrove

    species such as Kanazo, Madama, Thame, Thayaw, Kambala, Thinbaung, etc.

    are present.

  • Otter,

    sambar, hog deer, wild boar, crab-eating kra, wild dog, turtles and

    tortoises, estuarine crocodiles, fish, prawn, crab and 34 bird species

    are known to occur in the area and Ayeyawaddy Dolphin is said to occur

    occasionally in the area.


Development and Research   Programmes

  • (a)

    Conservation of mangrove ecosystem.

  • (b) Implementation

    of conservation activities including reintroduction of estuarine crocodile

    and related research activities.

  • (c) Conservation

    of mangrove forests with natural regeneration practices.

  • (d) Re-introduction

    of estuarine cricodiles, after nursing the young brood in the research

    centre, to increase their population.

  • (e) Implementation

    of environmental education activities.

  • (f) Construcion

    of wooden tracks in forests.


for Study and Recreation

  • (a) Study

    on mangrove ecosystem.

  • (b) Study

    and research on mangrove conservation with the practice of natural regeneration


  • (c) Bird


  • (d) Study

    on behavior of wildlife including reptiles, mammals and aquatic animals.

  • (e) Study

    on the egg-layinf of marine turtle at Kadonlay nesting beach: 10 miles

    away from tje sanctuary, during November to January.

  • (f) Conducting

    of socio-economic survey on local people at seaside.

  • (g) Accommodation

    for 6 persons at Bogalay, 5 persons at Meinmahla kyun and 5 persons

    at a guard post in the sanctuary.

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