Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary
Naturally Bred Young Crocodiles
Located between 10'05' N and 95'18' E in Bogalay Township of Ayeyawaddy
52.79 square miles.
Year of Establishment
Established in 1986.
Yangon to Bogalay, 99 miles by river launch and Bogalay to Meinmahla
Kyun, 12 miles by small motorboat.
- To protect and conserve degraded mangrove ecosystem from
overexploitation by human.
- To preserve remnant mangrove forests, consisting of 29
different tree species, as seed production areas for plantations.
- To conserve and manage the area as breeding grounds, particularly,
for fish and prawn.
- To implement conservation programmes for endangered estuarine
crocodiles to increase their population and to conduct research
activities on the species.
- To establish a bird sanctuary for protection of resident and
migratory water birds and shore birds and their habitats.
- To upgrade and promote as an ecotourism with attraction on
mangrove conservation activities, research activities on estuarine
crocodiles and bird watching.
- To establish area creatively as an environmental education centre
for local people.
Otter, sambar, hog deer, wild boar, crab-eating kra,
wild dog, turtles and tortoises, estuarine crocodiles, fish, prawn, crab
and 34 bird species are known to occur in the area and Ayeyawaddy
Dolphin is said to occur occasionally in the area.
Opportunities for Study and Recreation
- Study on mangrove ecosystem.
- Study and research on mangrove conservation with the practice of
natural regeneration method.
- Bird watching.
- Study on behavior of wildlife including reptiles, mammals and
- Study on the egg-laying of marine turtle at Kadonlay nesting beach:
10 miles away from the sanctuary, during November to January.
- Conducting of socio-economic survey on local people at seaside.
- Accommodation for 6 persons at Bogalay, 5 persons at Meinmahla Kyun
and 5 persons at a guard post in the sanctuary.