Mein-ma-hla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary

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Mein-ma-hla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Mein-ma-hla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Mein-ma-hla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary
Location within Burma
Location Bogale Township, Ayeyarwady Division,  Burma
Nearest city Bogale
Coordinates 16°1′08.06″N 95°17′55.18″E / 16.0189056°N 95.2986611°E / 16.0189056; 95.2986611Coordinates: 16°1′08.06″N 95°17′55.18″E / 16.0189056°N 95.2986611°E / 16.0189056; 95.2986611
Area 52.79 square miles (137 km2)
Established 1986

Mein-ma-hla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary is a wetland reserve in Lower Myanmar (Burma). It is located in Bogale Township in Ayeyarwady Division.[1] Mein-ma-hla means beautiful woman in Burmese, as the island is linked to a local Burmese myth. The wetland reserve is located on Mein-ma-hla island(kyun) and is classified as a mangrove ecosystem reserve. The reserve is occupies an area of 52.79 square miles (137 km2) and was established in 1986.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The protected area has a total of 29 mangrove tree species and saltwater crocodiles.[2]

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