ဟူးကောင်း ချိုင့်ဝှမ်း တောရိုင်းတိရစ္ဆာန်ဘေးမဲ့တောSagaing,Kachin
Wildlife SanctuaryDesignation Type
9b. TerrestrialBio unit N
Myanmar SubtropicalHabitat types
Mixed Decidous Forest,Evergreen Forest,Hill and Temperate Evergreen Forests
Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division
Hukaung valley wildlife sanctuary is situated in Northern Forest Complex of Myanmar. In combination with its extension, the site is the world’s biggest tiger reserved area. However, over 3,500 km² inside the PA extension are occupied by commercial plantations. The two sites are managed as one protected area and share staff and infrastructure
The area has been created with the purpose of conserving the tigers and their habitat. The area is mostly covered by evergreen forest (typical). Mixed deciduous forest (moist upper), hill forest (evergreen) and hill forest (pine forest) are the other forest types of the site. Checklists of 40 mammals and 140 birds are available at the park warden’s office.
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.