Moeyungyi Lake conserves ecosystem with local bird inhabitants, migratory birds

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The government conserves the birds and wild animals, biosphere reserves and ecosystem. The ecosystem of Moeyungyi Sanctuary in the Bago Region is currently conserved with the residential bird inhabitants and migratory birds when the water level becomes lower starting the end of March.
The water declines to over two feet in March.Some migratory birds, such as Asian Openbill, Black-winged stilt, Red-wattled Lapwing, Snipes, and others still stay in groups.
They will return to the North Pole in the second week of May.
“We conduct patrols with the department officials to curb the illegal activities in Moeyungyi Sanctuary.
‘‘There are still some migratory birds. The water level decreases, and the Storks that eat snails and clams living in groups.
The Bago Region government provides fibre speed boats and ordinary boats. We carry out measures to ensure the stability of Moeyungyi Lake and the sustainable keep of residents. So, we can conserve the ecosystem with the cooperation works,” said a sanctuary official.
The Moeyungyi Wildlife Sanctuary of the Bago Region is a Ramsar site. More than 36,000 birds of 132 bird species inhabit in the sanctuary for six months until the end of March.
The sanctuary officials freed fish species to the lake to ensure the keeping of residents from 16 villages and marine resources under the management of the regional government.
The Moeyungyi Sanctuary covers an area of 25,600 acres. It is a Ramsar site located between Waw and Bago townships.
There are six Ramsar sites in Myanmar — Inlay, Indawgyi, Moeyungyi, Mainmahla Island, Nantha Island-Mayu Estuary and Gulf of Mottama to conserve bird species. — Nyein Thu (MNA)/GNLM

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