Pakke Tiger Reserve, which is in news recently, is a protected area located in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh state of India.
- It is part of India’s Project Tiger program, it is spread over 862 sq km of reserve forest area. This reserve is also known as ‘Pakhui Tiger Reserve’.
- This Tiger Reserve was awarded the India Biodiversity Award 2016 in the category of ‘Conservation of Threatened Species’ for its Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme.
- The Bhareli or Kameng River flows to the west and north of the Pakke Tiger Reserve, and the Pakke River to the east.
- Nearby are the Papum Reserve Forest in Arunachal Pradesh, Nameri National Park in Assam, Doimara Reserve Forest and Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary.
- The Nameri, Khari and Upper Dikorai rivers are perennial in this region. To the west of the Kameng River lies the Saarchid Sanctuary. Pakke Tiger Reserve comes under Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspot.
Source – The Hindu