National ParkDesignation Type
-Bio unit N
Federal or national ministry or agency
Emawbon National Park located between Chipwi and Hsawlaw township of Myitkyina district in Kachin State. Mount Emawbon area holds critically endangered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus stryker) with a population fewer than 400 individuals. This national park is gazette through a comprehensive consultation process of indigenous people.
The park is covered with evergreen forest and hill forests. The snub-nosed monkey is the key reason that the park was designated. It also host rich biodiversity with a unique ecosystem.
The enhanced vegetation index (EVI) is an 'optimized' vegetation index designed to enhance the vegetation signal with improved sensitivity in high biomass regions and improved vegetation monitoring through a de-coupling of the canopy background signal and a reduction in atmosphere influences. Landsat Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) is similar to Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and can be used to quantify vegetation greenness. However, EVI corrects for some atmospheric conditions and canopy background noise and is more sensitive in areas with dense vegetation.
This publication presents the information collected on Myanmar protected areas (PAs), with the objective of mobilising national and international support for cost-effective initiatives, innovative approaches and targeted research implemented by non-State actors in collaboration with authorities and communities in sites needing priority conservation actions.