Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve

User Rating:  / 0
Poor    Best    

Related image

credit-www.traveltheworldaround.com

infoThe Hukaung Valley is located in the far northern part of Myanmar. It is part of an area considered one of the global hotspots for biodiversity.Hukaung Vallery can also be taken as the birthplace of the Chindwin River, which is one of the largest river in Myanmar.Hukaung Vallery is a remote area, which was made famous by the building of the Ledo Road during World War II as a military supply route for the Allies between India and China.

In 1999, the road was an abandoned dirt tract, bridges were washed away, and much of the interior valley was largely uninhabited.

monetization_on No entry fees

watch_later Operation hours: 24 hours

hourglass_full Time needed: Approximately 2 hour

 

The remoteness of the valley, widespread flooding in the lowlands during rainy season, and severe malaria have made this area inhospitable to people, but a refuge for wildlife. In the initial survey, sign of elephants, tigers, leopards, wild boars, gaur, Himalayan black bears, sambar deer and muntjacd were found in numbers rarely seen elsewhere in the forests of present day Asia. In the surrounding mountains, hunters brought us evidence of what was the newly discovered leaf deer, a commonly hunted species yet unprotected throughout its known range.

Many local and international organizations formed teams and visited the area as part of a countrywide effort to survey tigers. Camera trap photos confirmed the presence of tigers and indicated the likelihood of a viable, breeding population in the valley. In response to these findings, the Myanmar government designated a 2,500 square mile uninhabited piece of Hukaung Valley, as the country's largest protected area-the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

In March 2002, with the completion of the national tiger field survey, the Hukaung Valley stood out as one of only three, out of 17 areas surveyed in the country, where tigers were found within core habitat. There are protection, training, and sustainable use schemes within Hukaung Valley.

On March 1, 2004, the Minister of Forestry signed the legal declaration expanding the original wildlife sanctuary to cover the entire Hukaung Valley, an area of 8,452 square miles or 21,890 square kilometers. The Hukaung Valley immediately became the largest tiger reserve as well as one of the largest protected forest areas in the world, nearly the size of the state of Vermont. It also now became the fourth protected area of the Northern Forest Complex, a region of 12,000 square miles, more than 30,000 square kilometers, ranging from lowland Indo-Malayan jungle to alpine Sino-Himlayan habitat.

Upon the signing of the reserve declaration, the Ministry of Forestry agreed to work with Wild Life Conservation Society (WCS) to immediately initiate activities such as staffing of the reserve, settling land claim issues of the local people, properly delineating the reserve boundaries, building a headquarters and guard stations, building an education center and local education kiosks at key settlements, and providing an extensive community outreach program.

 

build Year established: n.a.

directions Directions:

place Kachin State

local_phone n.a.

email no email

public no web site

local_taxi Estimated taxi fare: n.a.

directions_bus Bus directions: n.a.

directions_railway Train directions: n.a.

map See map below:

help_outline Get a free quotation for a Myanmar tour to visit this place.

grade Give a star-rating on this place or write a FB comment below:

 

 

thumb_up Do you like this? Share it to friends..




comment Tell others what you think.. Your reviews and comments are valuable to others..

Get A Tour Quote [ Free ]

  1. Myanmar TOURISM EXPERTS love to send you a FREE estimated cost (a price quotation) for suitable tour package to you by email.
  2. 1. Where do you want to visit?
    Invalid Input
  3. Invalid Input
  4. 2. How many days do you intend to stay in Myanmar ?
    Invalid Input
  5. 3. When do you intend to visit ?
    Invalid Input
  6. 4. How many people in your group?
    Invalid Input
  7. 5. Would you request for a guide?
    Invalid Input
  8. Your Name(*)
    Please let us know your name.
  9. Your Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.
  10. Type additional requests.
  11. (*)

      RefreshInvalid Input

Looking for a hotel in Yangon? or Bagan?

We recommend...

Taw Win

Taw Win Travel (TWT) will be the sole private sector Myanmar Tourism Enterprise owned and managed by native professionals with proficiency within the tour industry.

Taw Win Travel desires the privilege of revealing to treasure seekers a priceless jewel called Myanmar. This gem is wedged between two giant civilizations, yet keeps a vibrant identity of their own.

Address: 104, 50th Street, Pazundaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: 951-296737, 951-294043
Fax: 951-297328
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.tawwintravel.com 

Asian Tour

Myanmar is like no other place on earth and possesses numerous attractions of her great natural beauty, magnificent archaeological sites, colorful diversity of ethnic groups, unspoilt beaches and virgin Mergui Archipelago which make the country a unique charm.

Address: R4/202, Shwe Than Lwin Estate, Hume Street, Sanchaung, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel : 95-1-500062, 9-5112006, 9-5133958 Fax: 00-95-1-500062
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.asiantour-myanmar.com 

We also recommend...

Royal Sittwe Resort

Hotel environment is cleansing and beautiful in unspoiled natural environment and pleasant atmosphere with fresh sea-breeze from white sea-waves. So this place is very suitable for tourists and vacationers to have peace of mind in silent and convenient leisure time or relaxation ...

Address : West of San Pya Quarter, Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Phone : (95-43) 23478, 21328, 24008, 24009

Email : [email protected], [email protected]

Website : http://www.royalsittweresort.asia/

GQM Pte.Ltd.

The GQM Pte. Ltd. Headquarters is at Singapore however with overseas office in Myanmar. GQM Pte. Ltd. has local representatives in China, Thailand and UK. GQM Pte. Ltd. was originally established to take care of commodity trade transactions from Myanmar.

Address : No.388-398, Corner of Kannar, Street and Sinmin Street, #4F-4B, Ahlone Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Phone : +951 2300932

Fax : +951 2301076

Website : http://www.gqmgroup.com/

Who's Online

We have 90 guests and no members online