Community-Based Eld's Deer Conservation

WHERE

The 27,000-ha Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary in Sagaing Division is located in the Central Dry Zone and forms the largest remnant of Myanmar’s highly threatened deciduous dipterocarp forests.

FOCAL SPECIES

Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 1,800 EN Eld’s deer, by far the world’s largest wild population.

THREATS

The major threats are conversion to agriculture, fuelwood extraction, and hunting, particularly of Eld’s deer.

GOAL

The goal is to reduce the impact of local people on the sanctuary’s resources through a program of environmental education and establishment of a community forest.

Eld's deer project slideshow