Deadline set for rehab of Assam national park dwellers

Deadline set for rehab of Assam national park dwellers

News: Assam Chief Minister has asked the State’s Forest and Revenue departments to permanently rehabilitate the indigenous forest dwellers of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park within January 31,2021.

Facts:

  • Dibru-Saikhowa National Park: It is a national park in Assam located in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts. It was designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1997.
  • River: The park is bounded by the Brahmaputra and Lohit Rivers in the north and Dibru river in the south.
  • Vegetation: It mainly consists of moist mixed semi-evergreen forests, moist mixed deciduous forests, canebrakes and grasslands.
  • Climate: It is the largest Salix swamp forest in north-eastern India with a tropical monsoon climate with a hot and wet summer and cool and usually dry winter.
  • Important Bird Area(IBA): It is an identified Important Bird Area (IBA), notified by Birdlife International and is also famous for the rare white-winged wood ducks as well as feral horses.
  • Significance: Maguri Motapung wetland is a part of the Reserve.

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