Inlay Lake Biosphere Reserve Environmental Education Center






Central Asia


WLI Asia


Name of organisation

Inlay Lake Biosphere Reserve Environmental Education Center‐MAB‐EEC.

Inlay Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, Nature
and Wildlife Conservation Division, Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

Funding support

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and UNESCO

Number of staff


Number of visitors per year

634 (2017‐2018)

Overall aims of the centre

‐ To raise the awareness of the local people on community development and environmental conservation.
‐ To motivate the community for their active participation in future conservation action planning.
‐ To develop the long term community based integrated wetland management program by utilizing the local natural resources systematically.
‐To manage the whole Inlay Lake region with the collaboration from relevant departments, organizations and local community.
‐To do more research activities about the diverse wetland ecosystems and biodiversity of Inlay region with international collaborations.
‐ To conserve wetland ecosystem and their habitats.

Description of the centre

Location: Inlay Lake Biosphere Reserve (MABEEC), Shwe Yan Pyae Guard Post, near Nyaung Shwe.

Size of site:Length‐36 feet, Width‐20 feet, Heigh‐11 feet.

Types of habitats and species supported:
‐ Overview of wetland ecological, geological features of Inlay Lake and its wetlands biodiversity.
‐ General information of Inlay lake Biosphere Reserve, MAB Map, World Biosphere Network Map, Designated Inlay Lake MAB information functions and photos.
‐ Protected Areas map of Myanmar, and Challenges and issues of PA, Wetland benefits, Information of Flyways, Migratory water bird photos, Wild Orchid photos, Inlay Endemic fish photos, etc…
‐ Birds Taxidermy of Inlay Lake.
‐ Preservation of Inlay Lake endemic, native and
introduce fish samples.
Featured programs: Freshwater Ecosystem and wetland biodiversity especially the habitats of resident and migratory birds, supports appreciable numbers of endangered and vulnerable population of migratory water bird and high endemic fish species diversity.

Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

‐Interpreting the information of Inlay lake wetland conservation activities to the visitors coming into the Inlay lake Man and Biosphere Education Center (EEC) and to show displayed materials.
‐Inlay lake Wildlife Sanctuary Field Staffs conducted regular awareness raising activities 2 times per month and special event days in and around the PAs.
‐ Provides to local guide training of the conservation and information of Inlay lake biodiversity especially birds for sustainable tourism development program.
‐ Information sharing to the relevant departments, local CBO,CSO, NGO, INGO.
‐ Knowledge sharing of the wise use of wetlands biodiversity and environmental conservation to the universities, high school, and middle school levels.

Top three successes

‐ Achieved the participation and collaboration of Inlay Lake Biosphere Reserve program at all levels
‐ Easy to manage the whole Inlay Lake region with the collaboration from relevant departments and organizations
‐ Gradually achieve the formal education and
awareness of the wetland conservation CEPA programs of PA with local communities and other stakeholder groups who interact with the PA.

Top three challenges

‐ Still weak communication and trust between local and indigenous people, stakeholders and protected area conservation.
‐ Still lack of community awareness and participation on wetland environmental conservation and rehabilitation.
‐Need to supports the development of MAB‐EEC.


Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools

Visitor centres

Running a visitor centre


Engaging the local community

Education and communication

Delivering adult education; Developing resources / materials


Auditing / assessing effectiveness; Running effective administration; Fund-raising; Project planning.


Name: Sein Tun (Park Warden)

Phone:(office) +95-081-209565,

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