Kaiser-i-Hind is Arunachal’s State butterfly

What is the News?

For the first time, Arunachal Pradesh’s cabinet meeting was held outside the State capital Itanagar. It was held at Pakke Tiger Reserve.

What were the key decisions taken at this meeting?
Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 declaration

Cabinet adopted the Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 declaration on climate change-resilient and responsive Arunachal Pradesh. The declaration is aimed at lowering emissions and sustainable development.

Kaiser-i-Hind as the State butterfly
Source: The Hindu

Cabinet approved Kaiser-i-Hind as the State butterfly of Arunachal Pradesh.

Kaiser-i-Hind (Teinopalpus imperialis) literally means Emperor of India. 

Habitat: The Butterfly is found in Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and southern China.

In India, it is found in six states along the eastern Himalayas at elevations from 6,000-10,000 feet in well-wooded terrain.

Vegetation: It flies high in the canopy of broad-leaved temperate evergreen forests.

Indicator Species: The presence of this butterfly indicates the existence of a good forest ecosystem.

Protection Status

  • IUCN Status: Near Threatened
  • CITES: Appendix II
  • Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972: Schedule II. 

Source:  This post is based on the articleKaiser-i-Hind is Arunachal’s State butterflypublished by The Hindu on 15th November 2021.

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