Shwe Settaw Sha-Bamboo thicket



Shwe Settaw Sha-Bamboo thicket occurs as a dense bamboo-dominated ecosystem distributed along the foothills of the Magway hills. It is dominated by thickets of narrow leaf bamboo (probably Bambusa tulda and Dendrocalalmus strictus) and Acacia catechu (Sha) (Platt et al., 2011). Some deciduous and evergreen species may be scattered through the thicket. Although ecosystem processes are largely unknown, fire is likely present and a key driver of the distribution of this ecosystem type.

Assessment summary

This ecosystem is restricted along western Myanmar, but threats are expected to be relatively benign and therefore do not meet the subcriteria of Criterion B. However, if the intensity of threats to this ecosystem increases, it would likely become threatened. Near Threatened.