Ecotourism (Nature Tourism) in Myanmar

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Myanmar has an extraordinary wealth of ecosystems such as natural ecosystem and diversity ecosystem. And also it has diverse range of flora and fauna including rare and endemic species, and a wealth of ethnic lifestyles and culture. These natural resources are opportunities to the development ecotourism in Myanmar.

Nowadays, ecotourism is a powerful tool which contributes not only to ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, but also to the development of local community and states and regions.

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry) jointly published the Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy for Protected Areas with technical assistance from the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development and financial assistance from the European Union in 2015.

We firmly believe that ecotourism can benefit not only protected areas but also surrounding local community as infrastructure development, job opportunities, and poverty alleviation are in progress.

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism would be very grateful for establishing the website/webpage in promoting Myanmar to the tourism world. Hopefully, this website/webpage will be beneficial to Myanmar by presenting its unique and exciting natural attractions to attract globetrotters in order to visit Myanmar.