MYANMAR TO OPEN ELEPHANT CAMPS IN CENTRAL REGIONS

YANGON, Myanmar Myanmar authorities have planned to open three elephant camps in Mandalay and Magway regions by April, before the fall of water festival, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.

The three elephant camps include Pulin Kanthayar elephant camp housing seven elephants in Nyaung-U, War Nat elephant camp with six elephants in Pyin-Oo-Lwin, Mandalay region and Shwe Sattaw camp with six elephants in Magway region, respectively.

Meanwhile, Myanmar Timber Enterprise and Four Paws International (EPI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for establishing elephant camps and conservation of elephants with the use of 1.8 million Euros (2.1 million U.S. dollars).

At present, the implementation of elephant camp-based tourism was initiated by the Myanmar Timber Enterprise since 2016, establishing a total of 16 elephant camps so far.

Source: NAM News Network