Burmese Star Tortoise Conservation Center

The Burmese star tortoise is an endangered species originally from the dry zone in Myanmar and is in urgent need of protection. The Minzontaung Wildlife Sanctuary has been doing an excellent job in breeding tortoises and releasing them back into the wild. 

Our Khiri Reach Ambassadors supported the conservation center to set up a visitor center and provided training to guides and staff. 

Besides, Khiri Travel also promoted the sanctuary in all overland travel products between Bagan and Mandalay, so that travelers not only learn about the importance of these beautiful creatures, but also support a sustainable income for the venue. 

Updated in 2022, the conservation center was moved to another area near Bagan Lawkananda Sanctuary. Khiri Reach program is planning to continue supporting the project in 2023.