Tanintharyi Nature Reserve

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Tanintharyi Nature Reserve
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Tanintharyi Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Tanintharyi Nature Reserve
Location within Burma
Location Myanmar
Nearest city Yebyu and Dawei (Tavoy)
Coordinates 14°36′00″N 98°17′00″E / 14.60000°N 98.28333°E / 14.60000; 98.28333Coordinates: 14°36′00″N 98°17′00″E / 14.60000°N 98.28333°E / 14.60000; 98.28333
Area 1700 km²
Established 2005
Governing body Burma Forest Department

The Tanintharyi Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in the Tenasserim Hills, Burma, north of Tanintharyi National Park on the border with Thailand, adjacent to Kaeng Krachan National Park. It is governed by the Burma Forest Department and the level of protection is partial. Elevations within the reserve range from 20–1,300 m. Tourists are not permitted within the nature reserve.

The purposes of the reserve are habitat conservation, scientific research, and education. The typical habitat is tropical evergreen forest which covers 75% of its area; the remainder is mixed deciduous forest with bamboo clumps as well as grassland. The endangered Gurney's pitta, native to Thailand and Myanmar, is found in the reserve.[1]

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