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
LocationBogale Township, Ayeyarwady Division,  Burma
Nearest cityBogale
Coordinates16°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
Area137 square kilometres (52.79 sq mi)
Established1986
Official nameMeinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary
Designated3 January 2017
Reference no.2280[1]

Mein-ma-hla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary (Burmese: မိန်းမလှကျွန်း တောရိုင်းတိရစ္ဆာန် ဘေးမဲ့တော) is a wetland reserve in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady Delta, located in Bogale Township, Ayeyarwady Division.[2] It was established in 1986, is classified as a mangrove ecosystem reserve and occupies an area of 137 square kilometres (52.79 sq mi).

Mein-ma-hla means beautiful woman in Burmese.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The protected area has a total of 29 mangrove tree species, saltwater crocodiles and a wide range of birds.[3]

Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Mein-ma-hla Kyun Wildlife

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ Wogan, G.O., Win, H., Thin, T., Lwin, K.S., Shein, A.K., Kyi, S.W. and Tun, H. (2003). A new species of Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae) from Myanmar (Burma), and redescription of the little known species Bufo stuarti Smith 1929. Proceedings California Academy of Science 54: 141−153.
  3. ^ www.birdingmyanmar.com