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NEWS IMPULSE – DIBRU-SAIKHOWA NATIONAL PARK | 01 JANUARY

Syllabus section: Environment and Ecology

Why in News?

Assam CM sets Jan. 31 deadline to rehabilitate Dibru-Saikhowa National Park dwellers.

About the National Park:

  • It is situated in the south bank of the river Brahmaputra in Assam.
  • It is the largest swamp forest in north-eastern India.
  • It is an identified Important Bird Area (IBA), notified by the Birdlife International.
  • It is most famous for the rare white-winged wood ducks as well as feral horses.
  • The forest type comprises semi-evergreen forests, deciduous forests, littoral and swamp forests and patches of wet evergreen forests.
  • Maguri Motapung wetland is a part of the Reserve.

 

Source – The Hindu