Presentation on theme: "Life on the Boat Aung Myo Chit Coordinator-Dolphin Program WCS Myanmar Program."— Presentation transcript:
Life on the Boat Aung Myo Chit Coordinator-Dolphin Program WCS Myanmar Program
Out lines Myeik ( Mergui ) Archipelago Where Moken Live How Moken Live How Moken Survive How they travel Spirit pole ceremony How they build the boat Beatuy of Myeik (Mergui) Archipilago Threats to Eco-tourism
Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago Is one of SE Asias last truly undisturbed tropical island paradises. There are perhaps 800 islands just off the southern Taninthayi (Tenasserim) coast. The Myeik archipelago is accessible by boats from the ancient towns of Myeik and Kawthaung. The biggest island, Lumpi ( National Marine Park ) is about 90 miles and 60 miles away from these towns respectively. From Gulf of Mottama to the mouth of the Packchan river, about 1200 km. Home for Irrawaddy dolohin, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins,Spinner dolphins, Pantropical spotted dolphins, Finless porpoises and Brydes whales.
Where Moken Live Done Pale Village The village is divided into three parts, Myanmar, Karin and Moken. Estimated population is about 300
Where Moken Live La Ngang Village Population estimate is about 150
Where Moken Live Salat Galat Magone Galat population estimate is about 150 Kubo
Where Moken Live Population Estimate is about 150
Where Moken Live Estimated population is about 300
Islands are not only home to the Mokens: the sea gypsies, also important for Bio-diversity that can support million dollar tourism industory for the country of Myanmar, to promote Eco-tourism we all should consider to conserve the healthy coral-reef, marine life and keep the curlture of existing one.