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Pakke Tiger Reserve

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  • March 3, 2020
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Pakke Tiger Reserve

Part of: GS Prelims – Environment  and GS Mains III- Conservation

In news:

  • Recently there was an opposition to not to pursue a proposed highway through the ‘nationally important’ Pakke Tiger Reserve.

From Prelims Point Of View:

Background:

  • Lies in the foothills of the eastern Himalaya in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is also known as Pakhui Tiger Reserve.
  • Falls within the Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspot. 
  • Known for its amazing sightings of four resident hornbill species.
  • India is home to nine species of hornbills. three of them, the wreathed hornbill (Aceros undulatus), the brown hornbill (Anorrhinus austeni) and the Rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros nipalensis)great hornbill is the state bird of Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala. 
  • It is ‘vulnerable’ under the IUCN Red list.
  • Hornbill festival celebrated in Nagaland is named after the bird – Hornbill which is the most revered and admired bird for the Nagas.

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