Myanmar / Parks
Chatthin wildlife sanctuary - Myanmar

Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kanbula township of Sagaing division. It covers and area of 103.55 square miles. It was established in 1941.

Access
Yangon to Chatthin via Mandalay is 502 miles (803 km) by land. Yangon Shwebo through Mandalay is 577 miles by car, and Shwebo to Chatthin is 80 miles by car.

Objectives
Chatthin wildlife sanctuary To conserve and protect the dry forest ecosystem and related biological species. To preserve one of the world's endangered animals, Thamin spp. (Cervus eldi Thamin) which can be found only in Myanmar and to maintain an optimum number for the existence of this species. To estiblish an out-door laboratory to study the ecology of Thamin and the biodiversity. To estiblish a center for public recreation and natural environmental education. To upgrade the sancturay to promote ecotourism.

Forest / vegetation types
Forest types include low indaing forests, high indaing forests, flooded indaing forests, upper mixed deciduous forests, grass savanna matric forests.

Wildlife
Chatthin wildlife sanctuary Macaca species, barking deer, wild boar, wild dog, leopard, cat species, bats and Guano species, amphibian species and 158 species of birds and approvimately 1530 numbers of Thamin reside in the park.

Medicinal plants and herbs
Altogether 69 species of medicinal plants and herbs have recorded in the latest inventory survey.

Conservation, development and research programmes
Conservation of wildlife and natural forests. Establishment of natural regeneration and plantation in the buffer-zero and taungya encroachment areas. Construction of rest houses in Kye-In to facilitate ecotourism schemes.

Chatthin wildlife sanctuary Education works for conserving natural ecology with the assistance and aid of the Smithsonion Institution from the United Ststes of America. With the assistance and aid of Smithsonian Institution,

Commencing from 1995, research works on data collection by Radio-telemetry and other advance techniques have been carried out for the World endangered species; Thamin and its ecology. Research works on Dry Forest habitat species and their phenological charecteristics are begin conducted.

Commencing from 1996, Bird banding and survey on the occurence and movement of resident forest birds in the dry forest have been carried out. Commencing from July, 1998, research on Herpeto-fauna has been carried out. Initiating insect servey sicne October, 1998.

Commencing from April, 1998, research on Taw-Hkwe and other carnivorous. Wild dogs, the main predators to Thamin, are being carried out. Establishment of a small boidiversity museum with survey works, research works and collection of data and scientific speciments.

Opportunities for study and recreation
Study of the Dry Forest ecosystem. Enjoyment of the natural beauty of the famous Kye-In wetlans. Study on the advance research works on wildlife. Study on the medicinal plants, climber and biodiversity museum in chatthin Wildlife sanctuary. Rest house in San Myaung and another temporary building, each of which can accomodate 4 guests.
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