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ASEAN Heritage Parks

Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary

HWS lies in a transition zone of three biodiversity hotspots relevant to clouded leopards and tigers: Himalaya, Indo-Burma and Mountains of Southwest China. It is the southernmost Key Biodiversity Area of Northern forest Complex.

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Location
The sanctuary is located in Homalin and Kamti Townships, Sagaing Region
Area
2686.25 km2
Date declared as an AHP
2019
Other international designations
Habitat types
The sanctuary is composed of semi-ever green forests, swamp forest and, upper mixed dry deciduous forest
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266 bird species

Unique Flora: Teak Tectona grandis, Iron Wood Xylia xylocarpa, Ka Nyin Shorea robusta.

Unique Fauna: Some endemics and restricted range species include tiger (Panthera tigris), Leopard (Panthera pardus), Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosi), Asiatic Golden Cat (Catopuma temminckii), Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata), Jungle Cat (Felis chaus), Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), the Burmese Roofed Turtle (Batagur trivittata) which are endemic to Myanmar.

Habitat Types: The sanctuary is composed of semi-ever green forests, swamp forest and, upper mixed dry deciduous forest.

As a first step of ecotourism, the two pilot villages on the western part of the sanctuary are currently in consultation process with the authorities and the non-governmental organizations to start with bird watching tour in the buffer zone. (Per the nomination document).

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