The Forest Department opened a basic training course on the rule of law and wildlife conservation in Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park on 5 November, in cooperation with the Global Conservation.
The training will be conducted from 5 to 13 November with 26 attendees, including 19 staff members from Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park and seven local residents.
The opening ceremony included officers from the district-level related departments, township-level departments and trainees.
At the ceremony, Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division Director U Win Naing Thaw said the national park is one of the sites for foreign travellers to relax, as well as local visitors. By providing training courses, official seek to reduce the impact on the development of the tourism industry.
The training will provide the technology for administrators and staff of the national park to prevent illegal logging and hunting, the monetary management for garden conservation and the means to create sustainable income for local people.
Also, Mr. James Jeffrey Morgan from the Global Conservation explained the purpose of the training, while Freeland Thailand group provided hidden cameras and other forest related items.
—Than Htay Aung (Kani)
(Translated by Hay Mar)