MoNREC designates west Kyaukka island protected public forest

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation has designated the area of 717 acres in Pulaw Township, Myeik District in Taninthayi Region, as “west Kyaukka island protected public forest” as of 15 November 2022, under Notification No 165/2022 by exercising the authority conferred under Sub-section (e) of Section (6) of the Forest Law enacted in September 2018.
The west Kyaukka island protected public forest is intended to prevent mangrove deforestation, to protect the landslides in coastal regions by the mangroves and to be a natural wall to resist waves and storms.
The forest is not only a place where various kinds of wood and valuable trees such as Byu chedauk (Rhizophora), Byu oak saung (Bruguiera), Lamu (Sonneratia), Kabala (Sonneratia), Kanazo (Heritiera), Pinle Ohn (Xylocarpus) and Madama (Dalbergia) grow as well as a habitat for marine animals like fish, prawns and crabs and birds such as large-billed crow, dove, coucal, common moorhen, egret, and including monkeys, monitor lizards, otters, snakes and clouded leopard. The mangroves are the keys to the stability of the marine ecosystem.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation

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