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.

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?

Common Ciliate butterfly species flutters around Pachamalai hills

Trichy: A team of ecologists has found the Common Ciliate species of butterflies, which is mostly found in north India, in the Pachamalai hills. The species prefers the habitat in low elevation forests and it has been flourishing in these hills. It is common in West Bengal, Maharashtra, Orissa, Arunachal Pradesh, Nepal, Bhutan and northeast Andaman, but rare in south India. India has about 443 species, most of which are found in the peninsular parts.

North East butterfly meet in Bornadi

Butterfly lovers across the north eastern region are waiting for October 25. The spotlight is set to fall on Bornadi wildlife sanctuary in Udalguri district.

Over 50 species of butterflies spotted in Pange Valley

The participants photographed rare species of butterflies like Bhutan Glory, which was also sighted multiple times by all the participants at different locations.

Conservation Planning for Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong Landscape

Conservation Planning for Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong Landscape
Google Image of the Landscape, with the 50+ km long National Highway 37 dividing it.

Under this project, we are evaluating the use of corridors by elephants and tracking their movements through GPS collaring to determine the minimum area required by them in the hill region during the season of floods in order to plan for habitat protection.


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