Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve
Part of: Prelims and GS-III Environment
Context The Assam government is awaiting the Centre’s clearance for an elevated road over nine corridors used by the animals of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve usually during high floods.
- The 35-km elevated road will run along an existing arterial highway.
- The “Kaziranga project” will have two tunnels — one with an estimated length of 1.5 km and the other of 600 metres.
Kaziranga National Park
- It is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam.
- The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site.
- Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for conservation of avifaunal species.
- Kaziranga has the largest population of the Wild water buffalo anywhere accounting for about 57% of the world population.