Tiger conservation survey conducted in Htamanthi wildlife sanctuary

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Camera traps were set up to conduct tiger’s survey in Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary in upper Chindwin River. Now, the wildlife animals are reportedly being released in the wildlife sanctuary. Htamanthi wildlife sanctuary is one of the source sites for tiger population and is approximately 80 per cent closed forest. “The situation of the Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary is normal. About 100 camera traps have already been installed. We will also install the cameras to conduct the mammal animals’ survey. It will be implemented in the next month. Hornbills and great hornbills are certainly to be found in this wildlife sanctuary,” said an official from Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary.
There were nine species of tiger in the world, but only six species are left now. Among them, two species are hosted in Myanmar — the Bengal tiger and the Indochinese tiger, according to the 1999-2002 national tiger survey. According to the survey of the Forest Department in 2019, at least 22 tigers remained in Myanmar. The survey covered 8 per cent of the tiger habitat in the country. Conservation is needed to sustain the tiger population in Myanmar. A Burmese python found at Myanmar air force camp in Homalin town was also released to the Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary on 20 January. It is 11 feet long and 1.6 feet in circumstance. Last year, two Himalayas bears and muntjacs were released to the Htamanthi wildlife sanctuary.
The team is patrolling around the wildlife sanctuary to protect the trees and animals conserved in the Htamanthi wildlife sanctuary. The signboards were also erected in crowded places. Recently, the projects and programmes are being drawn up for ecotourism in the Htamanthi wildlife sanctuary. When the tourism restriction is lifted, the arrangements will be made to observe the wildlife animals and birds and visit the wildlife sanctuary and stay at the wildlife sanctuary using the tents. In Myanmar, tigers are protected by the Protection of Biodiversity and Protected Area Law. —Aye Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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