Myanmar

Ecotourism in Lampi Marine National Park, Myanmar.

Project
in brief

Together with Istituto Oikos we are offering you the opportunity to actively contribute to the safeguard of one of the most fragile biodiversity hotspots in the world, travelling side by side with Oikos marine biologists and getting to know the local community.

Lampi is the only marine park in Myanmar, a refuge for many species threatened and the so called “mother island” of the Moken people, who have been sailing among the islands of the Myeik archipelago for centuries. This is where Oikoshas been working since 2007, to protect natural and cultural resources and promote sustainable economic alternatives for the local population.

Dates and place

Two departures are planned: 16-29 February 2020 and 1-14 March 2020. Ecotourists will stay for two weeks in the Visitor Center of the Lampi Marine National Park (accommodation in a shared room). It is the only protected area of the Myeik archipelago, Tanintharyi region, in the south-east part of the country, which has an immense and recognized environmental and cultural value.

We want to offer you a complete and versatile travel experience, which combines monitoring activities and environmental education with initiatives aimed at promoting responsible tourism.

If you are interested in this amazing ecotourism programme please fill in our information form, we will get in touch with you with all the details you may need to get ready for a great experience.

Frequently asked questions

You will live a couple of weeks in a remote area, so you have to be ready for adventure, please do not forget to buy repellent, head torch, hiking boots, eco-friendly sunscreen and green bath accessories.
Travel is great only if shared: if you are planning a trip with someone you want to leave with, please let us know your request so that we can manage it at our best. On the contrary, you are on your own? No problem, you will have the chance to meet new people on your way.
We proudly work with partner involved in social and environmental activities in remote areas around the world, but don’t worry about safety, we are going to guide you step by step, through all the sanitary arrangements, so that you will be ready for the adventure.

Ecotourism activities

Here are the main activities in which eco tourists will be involved:

  • Environmental awareness and beach cleaning campaigns with the active participation of local communities and students within the park boundaries.
  • Ecotourism initiatives (English courses and training for local guides) to offer an economic alternative to local communities, which base their survival on the fragile natural resources of the territory.
  • Patrol activities and monitoring of species and local ecosystems to support park staff
  • Marine surveys, for which the ecotourists will receive a special training on marine biology and on species recognition techniques.
  • Data collection on the state of conservation of mangroves, along one of the rivers of the island of Lampi.

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