|Site Nomination for Peat Site Profiles in Southeast Asia|
|Name of Site:||Kalaw|
|GPS Point:||Latitude: 20° 38' 0? Longitude: 96° 34' 0?|
|Location & Access:||
Located at the region of hill town in ShanState, at Taunggyi District
|Total Area:||2460.49 hectare(s)|
|Background of Site:||
Throughout the month of July daytime temperatures will generally reach temperature of around 32°C. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 23°C. In recent times the highest recorded temperature in July has been 37°C, with the lowest recorded temperature of 21°C.
Precipitation could be higher amount during the month of April to October.
Significant Value of Site:
Designated use (status/legal classification):
- Watershed/Water Catchment
|Major Issues:||The locals depend on agriculture for their livelihood, but sadly, farming practices here are not sustainable. As recently as 30 years ago, tigers could still be hunted in this area resulting in none left.|
|Site Jurisdiction & Administration:||Kalaw is a hill town in the Shan State of Burma. It is located in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District|
Young tourism professionals from Kalaw have created an elephant conservation project to protect the Asian elephant and provide a sustainable livelihood for locals.
The remaining “Reserve Forest” has only been protected because an important water reservoir is located within it.
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