Kaziranga National Park – A Net Carbon Emitter

Kaziranga National Park – A Net Carbon Emitter

According to a research, Kaziranga National Park (KNP) is emitting more carbon than it absorbs. This research has been done by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and Tezpur University.

Cause:

  • A large population of bacteria exists in the special soil of the KNP deciduous forest. It releases carbon dioxide during respiration.
  • In addition, due to cloud cover during the monsoon, trees are unable to photosynthesize adequately, reducing the ability of the forest to absorb CO2.

KNP is located in Assam. It has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (Year 1985). It has the largest population of one-horned rhinoceros in the world. Apart from this, it is also a tiger reserve. It is also an Important Bird Area (declared by BirdLife International).

Source – The Hindu

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