Dehing Patkai National Park In Assam | UPSC

Dehing Patkai In Assam | UPSC | Why In The News ?

  • The Assam government has notified Dihing Patkai as a National Park, four days after creating the 422-sq. km Raimona National Park in western Assam’s Kokrajhar district.
  • Two new national parks, Dehing Patkai and Raimona, notified in Assam
  • Assam: OIL pipeline catches fire near DehingPatkai National Park ( 21 August 2021 ) 
Dehing Patkai In Assam | UPSC
Dehing Patkai In Assam | UPSC

About Dehing Patkai National Park : 

  • Dihing Patkai National Park is located in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Assam and covers an area of 231.65 km² rainforest.
  • It was declared a wildlife sanctuary on 13 June 2004.
  • On 13 December 2020 Government of Assam upgraded it into a national park
  • Dihing Patkai, in focus a year ago for illegal coal mining in the vicinity.
  • It encompasses the erstwhile Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, the Jeypore Reserve Forest and the western block of the Upper Dihing Reserve Forest.
  • The 234.26-sq. km Dihing Patkai straddling eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts is a major elephant habitat and 310 species of butterflies have been recorded there.
  • The park has 47 species each of reptiles and mammals, including the tiger and clouded leopard.

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Third Highest Number Of National Parks In Assam : 

  • Assam now has the third most National Parks after the 
  • 12 in Madhya Pradesh 
  • Nine in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The five older National Parks in the State are : 

  • Kaziranga
  • Manas
  • Nameri
  • Orang
  • Dibru-Saikhowa.

Conservation Status : 

  • Kaziranga and Manas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • They are also tiger reserves along with Nameri and Orang.

National Parks In Assam Read More On official Website of Assam – Click Here 

 

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