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KAZIRANGA – Our Natural Inheritance

Kaziranga and the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros are synonymous. The very name ‘Kaziranga’ inspires awe, pride and deep respect in the minds and hearts of the Assamese people. This floodplain is a child of the Brahmaputra river. Here Rhinoceros unicornis is making its last stand in a mosaic of incredible ecosystems that fall in the Indomalayan Realm.

The book traces the conservation history of the Park. It also highlights the threats faced by the rhino today and reminds us of those who lived and died to protect the wild beauty of Kaziranga. In Kaziranga, you can hear the trumpet of elephants, the call of the hoolock gibbon, and the display of amorous Bengal Floricans.

The more adventurous could sight graceful Gangetic river dolphins and, with some luck, the secretive tiger, in what is believed to be the most densely populated tiger habitat in the world. Kaziranga is home to all these and more, including the Asiatic wild buffalo, swamp deer, sambar, hog deer and over 500 species of birds. The Kaziranga Inheritance is a photographic tribute to this wildlife haven and the people who have battled for its survival. Showcasing some of the most stunning images of the biodiversity of Northeast India, this visual portfolio transports you to a long-ago world of immeasurable worth.

KAZIRANGA – Our Natural Inheritance - A Case Study Of A Success Story

Milestones of Kaziranga
1905 – Preliminary notification of Kaziranga as Reserve Forest.
1908 – Kaziranga declared as Reserve Forest.
1916 – Kaziranga Reserve declared as Game Sanctuary.
1937 – Sanctuary opened for visitors.
1950 – Kaziranga Game Sanctuary was named as Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary
1974 – Declaration of sanctuary as Kaziranga National Park
1985 – Park was inscribed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO-IUCN
2005 – The year 2005 was centenary year of successful biodiversity conservation of the Kaziranga National Park.

An overriding concern affects the future of Kaziranga, and all of India’s wildernesses – will the flash, glitter and endless demands for ‘development’ allow places like Kaziranga to survive for another century and beyond?

The forgotten mammal

Feb 27, 2016- In the frontlines of Nepal’s battle to keep its bio-diversity intact is an animal that is often forgotten. They may not be as enchanting as tigers or as affable as elephants, but pangolins are in danger of being wiped off completely from the face of the earth, if immediate measures are not taken to preserve their habitats.  

Fighting for the Fishing Cat

Conservationists working to save endangered feline in Nepal struggle to compete for attention with iconic tiger. The fishing cat, which has faced rapid loss of habitat, was listed as endangered by the IUCN in 2008.

Endangered breeds on menu in Myanmar border town

Authorities say unable to act to clamp down on wildlife trafficking to Chinese tourists in northern areas due to disinterest from rebels in control

 

Parking Lot to Wild Habitat

In 2008 , this 857m2 plot was a parking lot, with just a handful of trees. One fine day a few folks from the Team made a trip to the Balipara Forest Reserve, and randomly collected about 15 species of plants that included creepers & climbers, orchids, herbs, ferns, grasses, a few tree saplings and introduced in this plot.

In six years, left untouched by the human hand, this place has become a small forest of its own.

Read full report given in the attachment.

 

International standards of patrolling taught to guards

Guwahati, March 16: Kameswar Boro and others have been patrolling the wilds of Manas in the same traditional way all these years. For the first time in their career, forest staff were given a stint in international standards of patrolling in which there are different patrol formations for different vegetation and different situations.

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