Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary

Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary

Country: Myanmar
Site Number: 1431
Designation date: 17.11.2004
Coordinates: 17'33'N 96'37'E
Administrative region Bago Region

 

Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary. 17/11/04; Bago Region; 10,359 ha; 17°32’57”N 096°36’58”E. Wildlife Sanctuary. A state-owned area comprising floodplain and a storage reservoir that is important for flood control. Originally constructed as a reservoir to provide water to the Bago-Sittaung canal (linking the Bago and Sittaung rivers) for transport of timber by boat, the site now functions as a source of fresh water for downstream areas where rice cultivation takes place. It floods in the wet season (May-October), and from October to March hosts over 20,000 migratory waterbirds. These include the globally threatened Baer’s PochardAythyabaeri, Sarus Crane Grusantigone and Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga, as well as >1% of the regional population of the Northern Pintail Anasacuta. The site is also important for supporting the vulnerable Burmese Eyed Turtle Moreniaocellata. The local communities use the site for fishing, grazing, duck-rearing and some rice-growing; and there is a small tourist facility to accommodate birdwatchers. Ramsar sites no. 1431. Most recent RIS information: 2012

 

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