Kyaw Myint Tun @ U Tun Lay “Hero of elephant conservation”

SC Message1. According to the records, there are a total of about 150 elephants living in the six forest reserves in Ayeyawady Region, Ngaputaw Township. Due to the illegal trade of elephant trunks, and tusks, starting from about 2011, wild elephants were being killed by poachers. The number of wild elephants killed increased in 2013 and now, not only the trunks and tusks but the skins meat of elephants are being traded illegally. Due to the poachers, from 2011 to May 2018, a total of 59 wild elephants were killed in Ayeyawady Region.
2. To prevent the wild elephants from being killed by poachers, protection and conservation works were jointly conducted by the Myanmar Police Force, Forest Department, Wildlife Conservation Society Myanmar (WCS-Myanmar), Friends of Wildlife (FOW) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
3. Head of administration in Tin Chaung Village Tract U Kyaw Myint Tun @ U Tun Lay has been working enthusiastically together with relevant departments, organisations and security forces to protect and conserve the wild elephants.
4. Since 2013 while serving as head of administration in Tin Chaung Village Tract U Kyaw Myint Tun @ U Tun Lay has been working enthusiastically together with relevant departments, organisations and forces to protect and conserve the wild elephants from being killed and to expose and apprehend the poachers. Due to this, two poachers were caught in 2016 with arms used to poach wild elephants. In 2017, four flintlock guns and accessories used to kill elephants were seized. Due to these acts, U Kyaw Myint Tun was honored with township award and honored by head of Ayeyawady Region Police Force. He was jointly presented the “Hero of elephant conservation “award by the WWF and the FOW.
5. U Kyaw Myint Tun’s father and grandfather had earned a living with their own domesticated elephants and U Kyaw Myint Tun understood the value and usefulness of elephants since he was young and actively participated and cooperated with relevant departments, security forces, and organizations as a volunteer in wild elephant protection and conservation works.

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