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Namdapha Tiger Reserve

State

Arunachal Pradesh

History

Altitude (above M.S.L.)

200 - 4571 m

Namdapha was first proposed as a National Park in 1947 but only declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1972. In 1983 it was constituted as a National Park and joined the Project Tiger Network.

Area

Total

1985.2 km

Core

1807.8 km

Buffer

177.4 km

Fauna and Flora

Almost the entire protected area is covered by dense vegetation, with high rising hills and numerous streams. 60% of the reserve consist of virgin forests. An estimated 57 tigers are found in Namdapha.

Temperature

8C - 37C

Rainfall (per annum)

1485 - 2508 mm

Forest Types

Assam Valley Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests, Upper Assam Valley Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests, Assam Valley Tropical Semi Evergreen Forests, Sub Himalayan Light Alluvium Semi Evergreen Forests, Secondary Moist Bamboo Tracts, Eastern Hoolock Forest, East Himalayan Moist Temperate Forest, Moist Alpine Scrub

Fauna

Tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, snow leopard, golden cat, marble cat, mishmi takin, red panda, sambar, barking deer, himalayan black bear, gaur, hoolock gibbon namdapha flying squirrel, etc.

Funds

Delayed

Management Objectives

Staff

Untrained & understaffed

This is confined to the improvement of habitat, maintenance of infrastructure and anti-poaching measures.

Problems

Human encroachment is a problem. Although some animal poaching takes place, the collecting of non-timber forest products is more extensive. Fire incidents are rare.

External Influences (1991 census)

Villages

3

Human Population

2450

Livestock numbers

>700

 

 

 
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