Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuaryof Assam

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Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuaryof Assam

Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuaryof Assam

Recently, the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India) has found some tigers in the Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam during its search.

Key Points

  • This sanctuary is one of the smallest wildlife sanctuaries in Assam with an area of 26.22 sq km. This sanctuary is formed in the Baksa and Udalguri districts of northern Assam along the area bordering Bhutan. The sanctuary is surrounded by Barnadi in the west and Nalpara river in the east.
  • In the year 1980, it was given the status of a wildlife sanctuary by the Government of Assam. The sanctuary was established specifically to protect the pygmy hog (Sus salvanius) and hispid hair (Caprolagus hispidus).

Biodiversity:

  • Threatened species like Asian elephant, tiger and gaur are found in this area.
  • About 60 per cent of the ‘Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary’ is recorded as grassland, most of this area is now grassland or forest.
  • The forest area of the sanctuary is tropical moist deciduous type, found on the northern side, and mixed scrub and grasslands with some trees in the southern parts.
  • The natural vegetation here has been replaced by commercial plantations of Bombax ceiba, Tectona grandis and eucalyptus, and thatch grasses such as saccharum, some amounts of phragmites and Themda.

Other Protected Areas in Assam:

  • Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
  • Manas National Park
  • Nameri National Park
  • Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park
  • Kaziranga National Park

Source – The Hindu

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