Hukawng Valley Tiger Reserve ( Burmese : ဟူ ကောင်း ကျား ထိန်းသိမ်းရေး နယ်မြေ [hùkáʊɴ tɕá tʰéɪɴ θéɪɴ jé nɛ JEM] ) is a wildlife reserve Located in Hukawng Valley , near Tanai in Myitkyina District of Kachin State , Burma (Myanmar). Hukawng Valley Tiger Reserve covers 21890 km². The Burmese Government has also designated 6500 km² of the valley as the protected forest reserve. It is the world’s largest tiger reserve. [1]

According to a report by the Wildlife Conservation Society released in October 2010, only 50 tigers remain in Hukawng valley. Only 3,500 tigers are left in the world, of qui just over 1,000 are breeding females citation needed ] The reserve aussi Consists of 35 kinds of mammals Such As Indochinese tiger , Indochinese leopard , Indian elephant , bear and species of monkeys , over 370 species of birds, 46 species of frogs, 37 species of fresh water fish, four species of turtle, species of butterflies and 13,500 plant species. [1]

The Wildlife Conservation Society has-been Criticized for icts role in the reserve, PARTICULARLY in blaming indigenous peoples for environmental damage DESPITE evidence That gold mining in the reserve is Devastating the tigers‘ habitat . [2] More than 200,000 acres of land in Hukawng Valley being white are used for gold mining, Causing environmental damage. [3]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Kyaw Zeya (2010-10-15). „Only 50 tigers left in Hukaung valley, world’s largest tiger reserve“. Bi-Weekly Eleven (in Burmese). Weekly Eleven News. 3 (32): 7.
  2. Jump up^ „Gold Mining expands in Burma’s Hugawng“ Tiger Reserve “ “ . KNG. 27 August 2012.
  3. Jump up^ „Than Shwe urged to stop land grab in Hukawng Valley tiger reserve“ . Burma News International. 17 August 2007. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014.