Bio-diversity

  • Established the first mangrove gene bank with 64 different species of mangroves, among these are endangered species on the IUNC red list
  • Collected mother plants and seeds from endemic endangered orchids species for storage at the Global Seed Vault at Svalbard and rescuing plants by propagation at WIF modern plant development laboratory.
  • Protecting wild elephants and the dugong sea mammal

Research on soil, water, fauna and flora will continue after the initial 3 year period, as well as social intervention to combat poverty as part of an overall sustainable strategy.

Research on soil, water, fauna and flora will continue after the initial 3 year period, as well as social intervention to combat poverty as part of an overall sustainable strategy.

Taking care of bio-diversity is not only to uphold existing flora and fauna, but also to enrich the environment with additional value such as establishing the first mangrove gene bank with 64 species of all types of mangroves and associates. This is of great value for conservation of the rich gene material of mangroves in Myanmar. Some of these plants are on IUCNs list of endangered species. One of these was believed to have been lost in Myanmar with a few left in Indonesia, but was then identified in the park and is now fully protected with more to be planted. The park has also managed to get seeds from the tallest known mangrove tree in the world (in Ecuador), which is 64 meters high. New plants are already in healthy growth.