Myanmar

Protect Pangolins in Myanmar

Project Cost: $198,715

Funding Raised: $198,715

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70,000 acres of tropical forest are lost every day.

24M+ ACRES SAVED

Help Establish the Zalon-Tuang National Park

Thanks to generous support from our donors, we have successfully reached our fundraising goal for this project.   Myanmar’s Northern Sagaing Region houses one of the country’s most biodiverse forests with a wealth of cultural significance and ecotourism potential.

The region has become a top ten conservation priority due to increasing threats of poaching, illegal timber extraction and unsustainable development. Gold mining is already taking place near the proposed protected area’s northwest boundary, making the need for protection more urgent than ever.

Rainforest Trust and our local partner, Friends of Wildlife, are working to establish the Zalon-Tuang National Park to help safeguard this critical habitat.

*Carbon Storage figures represent estimated metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents stored in above-ground live woody biomass at the project site, as converted from Aboveground Live Woody Biomass Density data provided by the Woods Hole Research Center through climate.globalforestwatch.org

COUNTRY
Myanmar

ACRES
45,985

COST PER ACRE
$4.25

SPECIES
Chinese Pangolin, Sunda Pangolin, Dhole, Elongated Tortoise, Green Peafowl

CARBON STORAGE
10,439,000
(metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents)*

ACRES PRESERVED BY
Designation

PARTNER
Friends of Wildlife

Protect Two Critically Endangered Pangolin Species

Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Throughout Asia, their meat and scales are in high demand, putting them in constant danger. The site will serve as a vital intersection for two Critically Endangered pangolin species ranges: the Sunda Pangolin and Chinese Pangolin.

The proposed protected area is also within the range of the charismatic Vulnerable Clouded Leopard, Asiatic Black Bear and Sun Bear.
 

Be a Part of Our Solution

All of your donation will go directly toward the protection of the 45,985-acre Zalon-Tuang National Park. Your support will help our partner collaborate with local communities to gain documentation for their land rights and maintain strict patrolling to prevent poaching, ensuring the long-term survival of biodiversity in this imperiled region.