Indo Myan Carbon Sink


Developing World’s First Natural Carbon Sink at Eastern Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot

A carbon sink is a natural or manmade reservoir that accumulates and stores carbon containing chemical compounds for an indefinite period. Consequently, any reservoir can act as a sink for carbon, provided it soaks up more carbon than it emits.

The concept of a carbon sink when coupled with a bio-diversity park would yield a region that helps create an ecological hot spot for various species of flora and fauna and it will also provide a carbon sink owing to the carbon absorptive capacity of the forest.

The proposed Biodiversity Park should fulfilled the following requirements:

  • Maintain the integrity of the natural processes
  • Protect natural landscapes and ecosystems
  • Protect outstanding, unique, rare and vulnerable natural features
  • Reference points to determine the effects of human activity on the natural environment
  • International Cooperation between India and Myanmar which will strengthen ties between both the countries.
  • Protect and provide opportunities for scientific research.
  • Promote public consultation and community stewardship.
  • Biodiversity conservation should benefit specifically households
  • Establish local community representatives

Geographic Location, India

  1. Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagaland Total Area in India – 1991.42 Sq Km


  1. Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Khakaborazi National Park
  3. Pitaung Wildlife Reserve
  4. Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park
  5. Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Hukawng Valley Tiger Reserve
  7. Minwun Hill (Taung) Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Tamanthi Wildlife Reserve
  9. Mount Victoria National Park Total Area in Myanmar – 33,673.24 Sq Km Total Area under the scope of the Proposal – 35,664.66 Sq Km

Action Plan:

  • Confirmation from both the governments of India and Myanmar to sign off on this proposed Biodiversity Park.
  • Develop a GIS Map of the region
  • Declare the defined area as World’s first contiguous International Natural Carbon Sink Biodiversity Park
  • Host a joint meeting of the two forest reserve team to develop a joint cadre to protect and preserve this area.
  • Develop the operational and financial structure to manage the park
  • Identify key partnerships with governments, local community, private players, etc.. required to make this a success