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October 15, 2019

Indawgyi lake to be preserved

Birds soar near a visitor boat in Indawgyi lake in Mohnyin, Kachin State, which is to be preserved.

A museum which will include a lecture hall will be built in Lon Ton village behind Indawgyi lake during the next fiscal year to help preserve Indawgyi lake and wildlife sanctuary, which is located in Mohnyin township in Kachin state, with the assistance of Spree World Biosphere Reserve from Germany and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), said U Ngwe Lwin, the project manager from FFI.
The designation of Indawgyi lake as a Ramsar site will help maintain the services and benefits that the site provides for over 50,000 people
from 39 villages and the environment.
The main problems are illegal gold digging, illegal farm extensions, felling trees on a commercial scale, hunting, and extreme fishing,” said U Maung Win, an administrator of Indawgyi lake and wildlife sanctuary.
“Illegal gold prospecting along the Khaungton creek has made for silt deposits on the bed of the lake. Sediments have caused the degradation of the lake.
In order to mitigate the damages caused by sedimental deposits, six experts from Germany arrived here to conduct a field inspection trip,” he added.

 

Salai Mang Ngai

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