Moneyingyi wetland and wildlife sanctuary – Bago
Moneyingyi wetland, covering 40 square miles, is located in
Bago and Waw townships of Bago division, It was established in
It is 70 miles (112 km) from Yangon along
Yangon - Bago - Pyinpongyi highway.
To conserve resident and migratory water
birds and their habitats. To conduct scientific research on
resident and migratory water birds in cooperation with
international scientific organizations. To organize extension
programmes to educate the public on the importance of wetland
ecosystem and public participation in wetland conservation
Forest / vegetation types
More than twenty species of aquatic grass and
herb (Emergent macrophytes) including kaing grass and water are
present in the sanctuary and Not Saba (Oxyza officinal is) grow
particularly in shallow area of the sanctuary. Especially Kaing
grasslands are the most suitable breeding ground for water
It is believed to have 42 species of water
bird and 33 species of shore bird. According to the census
conducted in January 1998, it is noted that more than 4500 birds
inhabited the Moeyingyi wetland wildlife sanctuary.
Conservation, development and research
Conservation of water birds and their
habitats. Conducting research on resident and migratory water
birds in cooperation with international scientific organizations
and conversation and management training courses.
Implementation of wetland conservation and
management programmes. Construction of basic infrastructure such
as an information center, a rest house, a restaurant and two
bird observation towers needed for the promotion of ecotourism
and in joint-venture with a privately owned company, Shweyiwin
Co.,Ltd, to promote ecotourism.
Opportunities for study and recreation
Watching resident and migratory water birds
and enjoyment of natural view near Yangon. Conducting research
activities on wetland ecosystem. Study wetland environment by
boat. Accommodation for 5 to 10 persons at a guest house. Nine
boat-shaped timber houses accommodating two in each room.
The best season to visit is from November to
February. In addition to bird watching, you can observe the
livelihood of local populace, fauna and flora of the wetlands.