Meinmahla Kyun recognized for Ramsar Convention

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Feb 2017

One of Myanmar island is recently recognized by adding it to the list of Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands on World Wetlands Day.

According to the local news website The Irrawaddy, the announcement was made during the celebration of World Wetlands Day held at Moe Yun Gyi Wildlife Sanctuary in Bago region.

Meinmahla Kyun is located near Bogale township in Ayeyarwady Region and it is home to mangroves, mudflats, and turtle nesting beaches.

Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation of sustainable use of wetlands and also known as the Convention on Wetlands.

The island is recognized as the third Ramsa site in Myanmar after Moeyungyi Wildlife Sanctuary in Pegu in 2004 and Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State in 2016.

Ref: The Irrawaddy

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