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Two Rescued Bear Cubs Admitted to IFAW-WTI’s Wildlife Transit Home in Assam

The rescued bear cubs seem to be responding well at IFAW-WTI’s wildlife transit home at Charaikhola.
May 20, 2016: In the early hours of May 18, two Himalayan black bear cubs rescued by the Assam Forest Department were admitted to IFAW-WTI’s wildlife transit home at Charaikhola in the Kokrajhar district of Assam.

Wildlife photographers discover new primate species in Arunachal

Photograph by the team of researchers headed by Dr Ranjan Kumar Das, Udayan Borthakur and Dr Dilip Chetry along with the professional bird guide Binanda Hatibarua

GUWAHATI, April 22 - In yet another validation of the North East’s remarkable faunal diversity, a group of wildlife photographers and biologists has discovered in Arunachal Pradesh a species of primate new to India.

The white-cheeked macaque (Macaca leucogenys), which was spotted and photographed in Anjaw district in the eastern corner Arunachal Pradesh is, in fact, a species new to science. It was first reported by Dr Li Cheng and his group from Modog in south-eastern Tibet in China in 2015.

Balipara Foundation Report 2016

Balipara Foundation Report 2016

On the 5th & 6th of November 2015, we concluded the 3rd Edition of our Annual two day Conservation Event in Guwahati, Assam. These events were conceptualized around two distinctive varieties of mammals. The first is the largest of its type and the second the most intelligent. The first threatened and the second thriving. Both emotional and social creatures. Elephant & Man.

Balipara Foundation Report 2015

Balipara Foundation Report 2015

This booklet was specially complied to capture the spirit of Balipara Foundation & two key events – ‘Elephant Talk: Asian Elephants in the Wild’ and the ‘Balipara Foundation Awards 2014’. Designed and compiled by Balipara Foundation.

Acknowledgements

Balipara Foundation Team comprising of Sanjid Dutta, Robin Eastment, Nitu Kumar Kalita, Pragyan Sharma, Gautam Baruah, Sagar Shringarpure, Sangeeta Menezes and Kenrick Ferns.

Balipara Foundation acknowledges the contribution of Bittu Sahgal, Daanish Shastri, Anirudh Nair, Gaurav Shirodkar.

Kate and William in India: Here’s why Kaziranga National Park is just perfect getaway for the Royal Couple

One horned rhinoceroses at Kaziranga
Rhino, Eastern Swamp Dear at Kaziranga
Asiatic water buffalo

India’s flora and fauna is as varied and rich as its geography and culture. There are several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India that are worth visiting to get a taste of its rich and diverse wildlife. But the best of them perhaps is the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. It therefore comes as no surprise that the Royal couple — Prince William and Kate Middleton — will be spending two nights here as part of their India and Bhutan trip.

Plea to focus on other species also at Kaziranga

Guwahati, Dec. 20: Kaziranga belongs not only to the rhinos but to other species, too.

This is the direction the Wildlife Institute of India has asked the national park authorities to take, paying greater attention to the conservation of tigers and other species.

The institute, in a report on the management effectiveness evaluation of tiger reserves in the country, said the management of Kaziranga tiger reserve was largely rhino-centric and all the attention, efforts and publicity were aimed only at rhinos.

Kaziranga National Forest Guidebook

Kaziranga is best known for its rhinos, but its fortress home has also protected a whole range of herbivores including this sambar deer seen framed elegantly by its verdant forest.
Grasslands are the backbone of Kaziranga’s success and that of the rhino. The highest density of rhinos exists in the southwestern part of the park where short grass meadows are most extensive.
The Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris, is one among three hornbill species found in the park.

A child of the Brahmaputra river, the Kaziranga Biosphere Reserve is one of the most incredible ecosystems in the world. The interplay of the river and its tributaries results in a mosaic of tall elephant grass and forests that give rise to a vast diversity of insects, birds and animals.

Kaziranga National Forest Guidebook

A child of the Brahmaputra river, the Kaziranga Biosphere Reserve is one of the most incredible ecosystems in the world. The interplay of the river and its tributaries results in a mosaic of tall elephant grass and forests that give rise to a vast diversity of insects, birds and animals.

This magical land is synonymous with the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros – a name that inspires awe and pride in the minds and hearts of the Assamese people. This is also tiger and elephant country. In Kaziranga, you can hear the call of the hoolock gibbon and observe the aerial mating ritual of the Bengal Florican. The park also plays host to the Asiatic wild buffalo, swamp deer, sambar, hog deer and an astounding 500+ species of birds. Every nook and cranny of this emerald wonderland is special. But even more than the sight of a rhino, tiger or elephant, it is the park’s indescribable peace and quiet magic that feed the soul and remain with visitors forever.

This compact field guide from Sanctuary produced in association with Hathikuli Organic, Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL), APPL Foundation and the Rhino Foundation for Nature in Northeast India offers a snapshot of Kaziranga replete with insider tips on where to enjoy the best sightings and places to stay. With pages to jot down notes and memories, this is an ideal companion to take along as you explore the natural paradise of Kaziranga.

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