Hlawaga Park

  • Hlawaga



  • Located

    between 17° 01′ N and 96° 05′ E in Taukkyan Model Village,Mingaladon

    Township, Yangon Division.


  • 540 acres,

    comprising a wildlife park (818 acres), a mini-zoo (62 acres) and a

    buffer zone (660 acres)


of Establishment

  • Established

    on 30 September 1982.

  • (a) Approximately

    22 miles north of Yangon, just west of Yangon_Pyay Road.


  • (a) To

    establish an enviromental education centre near Yangon.

  • (b) To

    protect the forests and vegetative cover in the catchment of Hlawga


  • (c) To

    establish a representative collection of Myanmar 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.


/ Vegetative Types

  • (a) Semi-evergreen


  • (b) Mixed

    deciduous forests

  • (c) Swamp


  • 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.


Development and Research   Programmes

  • (a) Effective

    protection and management of degraded forests.

  • (b) Establishment

    and management of buffer zone plantations.

  • (c) Construction

    of high quality rest house ”chalets” which are in hamony with the

    natural surroundings.

  • (d) Establishment

    of a new Information Centre.

  • (e) Construction

    of a 5-storied viewing tower.

  • (f)Maintenance

    of roads, nature tails and of all buildings and their utilities.

  • (g) Research

    programmes on vegatative study and ornithological studies on both resident

    and mgratory birds.

  • (h) Enviroment

    education activities to create public awarness of enviroment conservation.

  • (i) Joint-ventrue

    development works between Forest Department and loval private sectors

    for all-round development of Hlawga park.

  • (j)Development

    of one 18-hole golf course of international standard in the buffer zone

    of the park.


for Study and Recreation

  • (a) Study

    nature conservation activities in Myanmar.

  • (b) Observing

    ecological study on Thamin, hog deer, barking deer,sambar deer, etc.,

    in their natural state.

  • (c) Enjoyment

    of out-door recreation such as picnic sites, traditional huts, boats

    and elephant rides.

  • (d) Conducting

    individual or group bird-watching activities with assistance from experienced

    bird-watchers of the park.

  • (e) Study

    a previously human-disturbed and degarded forest, gradually restoring

    itself into a well grown natural forest, over a time-span of 20 years.

  • (f) Recreation

    in high quality ”chalets” built by the Forest Department.

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