Alungdaw-Kathapa-National-Park

Alungdaw Kathapa National Park
Location  
– Located between 22′ 25′ N and 94′ 26′ E in Mingyan Township of Sagaing Division.

Area  
620.35 square miles.

Year of Establishment
– Established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1941 and opened as a national park in 1984.

How to go there?
– Yangon to Alungdaw Kathapa, 981 miles by car.
– Yangon to Mamdalay, 400 miles by airway and Mandalay to Alungdaw Kathapam, 148 miles by car.

Objectives
– To conserve Biodiversity including flora and fauna.
– To study and research on ecosystem of plants and animals.
– To mange forest resources, including biodiversity by establishing as a national park in accordance with – the sustainable production policy of natural resources
– To promote ecotourism.

Forest / Vegetative Types
– Moist Upper Mixed Deciduous Forests
– Dry Upper Mixed Deciduous Forests
– Lower Mixed Deciduous Forests
– Indaing Forests
– Pine Forests

Wildlife
– Elephant, tiger, leopard, gaur, banteng, sambur, barking deer, jungle goat, mountain goat, bear, wild boar, jungle cat and many kinds of birds inhabit Alungdaw Kathapa.

Conservation, Development and Research Programmes
– Conservation of natural Forests.
– Conservation of wildlife including tiger,
– Carrying out research works and Conservation of tiher generations with the assistance of –    international  organizations.
– Conservation of all-weather road from Kapaing village to Bayana Camp.
– Conducting environmental education programmes.
– Promoting ecotourism.
Opportunities for Study and Recreation
– Worship at the place where Alungdaw Shinmahar Kathpa has been enshrined.
– Visiting and conducting research in the least disturbed forest types.
– Conducting research on tiger conservation and management.
– Observing intand avifauna species.
– Study of the growing condition of Kndaing forest and Pine forest.

Additional information

Destination

Sagaing