Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary: Assam

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  • June 30, 2021
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Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary: Assam

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Environment

In news

  • Recently, the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF) found a few tigers inhabiting the Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam.
  • It is one of the smallest WS (Wildlife Sanctuary) of Assam

About the Sanctuary

  • It is located in northern Assam’s Baksa and Udalguri districts bordering Bhutan.
  • It is bordered by the Barnadi river and Nalapara river to the west and east respectively.
  • Barnadi was established specifically to protect the Pygmy Hog (Sus salvanius) and Hispid Hare (Caprolagus hispidus).
  • About 60% of the BWS is reported to be grassland, most of it is now grassy woodland.
  • The main Forest types: Tropical Moist Deciduous (northern edge of the Sanctuary) and mixed scrub and grassland (southern part).
  • Most of the natural vegetation has been replaced by commercial plantations of Bombax ceiba, Tectona grandis and Eucalyptus and by thatch grasses 

Other Protected Areas in Assam:

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