Lampi Marine National Park - Myanmar's first national park
|Year of Declaration:||2003|
|Area and Location:||
Boatpyin Township of Taninthayi Division, Myanmar.
Lampi Island is generally hilly and rises steeply from sea level to 270 meters; much of the coast is rocky although there are a number of sandy beaches, bays, and inlets; the Park boasts of large caves and plenty of freshwater sources in the island; has major coral formations around the smaller islands.
Seas; coral reefs; sandy beaches; mangroves and lowland tropical evergreen forests; uninhabited lowland rainforest; swampy areas; fern vegetation ; and freshwater streams.
Dipterocarps such as Dipterocarpus alatus, in lowland forests; epiphytic species such as lianas (Calamus sp.); pure stands of Casuarina equisitifolia, Dillenia and Calophyllum sp; wild orchids and ferns.
Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica); edible-nest swiftlets (Callocalia fuciphaga); lesser mouse deer (Tragulus javanicuslampensis); small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinera); crab-eating macaque (Macaca fasicularis) and langur ( Presbytis sp.); Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak); wild boar, elephants; the green, hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Olive Ridley and leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea); whales; dolphins; dugong (Dugong dugon); beautiful butterflies; and estuarine crocodiles.
|Ecotourism Destination and Activities:||
Superbly protected anchorage of Salet Galet, which offers jungle walks, great fishing, snorkeling and kayaking and the chance for an encounter with the Moken Sea Gypsies, family groups complete with dogs and cats aboard their tiny wooden boats; traditional culture of the Salon tribe in the village of Pu Nala; magnificent seascape; healthy mangrove forest; endless white sandy beaches along the coast; surfing and diving in coral reefs.
|Biological Richness:||• 20 species of mammals
• 129 species of birds
• 50 mangrove species
• 6 species of seagrass
• 60 species of corals