Nat-Ma-Taung-National-Park

Nat Ma Taung National Park

Location
– Located between 21’24’ N and 93’55’ E in Kanpet-let, Mindut and Matupi Townships of Chin State.

Area
– 279 square miles.

How to journey there?
Yangon to Bagan-Nyaung-Oo, 320 miles by flight, Bagan-Nyaung-Oo to Chauk, 18 miles by car, Chauk via Seikpyu to Hsaw, 68 miles by car and Hsaw to Kan-pet-let, 12 miles by car or Hsaw to Mindut, 42 miles by car.

Objectives
– To conserve the watershed areas of Lemro river, Myitha river, Saw Chaung, Maw Chaung, Salin Chuaung, Che Chaung, Yow Chaung, Mon Chaung, etc.
– To conserve the scenic beauty of natural forests.
– To conserve Mountain Ecosystem and prohibit illicit hunting.
– To preserve 5 species of rare birds which can be found only in Myanmar, other native and migratory       birds their hbitats.
– To preserce rare species of Myanmar Orchids.
– To educate local people to shif from prctising shifting cultivation to cultivating perennial plants and trees.
– To promote and upgrade the park as an ecotourism attraction.
– To attract tourists with water rafting and rapid-shooting during the rainy season while the river flow is rapid.

Forest / Vegetative Types
Hill Evergreen Forests
Moist Upper Mixed Deciduous Forests
Pine Forests (above 9000 feet)
Hill Savannah

Wildlife
Mammals such as tiger, bear, wild boar, leopard, goar, serow, gibbon, etc. and 159 bird species, reptiles and butterfly are present.

Conservation, Development and Research Programmes
– Education and prohibiting of shifting cultivation in the protected areas.
– Inventory of forest flora.
– Study and research on bird species and their natural habitats.
– Establishment of modern Forest Village with the assistance of rule people to initiate a permanent Taungya planning system with perennial plants.
– Conducting a field survey and inventory to promote and uograde the park for ecotourism industry.

Opportunities for Study and Recreation
– Recreation and viewing of the natural mountain scenery.
– Visiting the third highest Mountain in Myanmar which is (10018) feet high, and hiking a distance of 15 – miles from the old Kan-pet-let city, or driving 10 miles by car from Kan-pet-let city and hiking another 5 miles to the mountain.
– Observation of 159 bird speciesincluding 5 indigenous species and also Blyth’s Tragopan, a very rare species.
Paticipation in organized Orchid Tours where the most attractive Myanmar Orchids exist.
Observing the traditional and cultural eritage of Chin pople and their living systems.
Observing the natural forest and trees, especially Rhodoendron arboreum.
Accommodation for 5 persons at the guest house.

Additional information

Destination

Chin