Q. “Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary” is recently seen in news, is located in which of the following states?

[A] Manipur

[B] Sikkim

[C] Mizoram

[D] Meghalaya

Answer: D

Many wildlife habitats in the Northeast are understaffed, without trained manpower and proper infrastructure, the Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) report of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has said.  

  • The MEE has marked Meghalaya for fairly good management practices while the evaluated wildlife sanctuaries in Assam were found to have “extremely poor” infrastructure, thus adversely affecting their management. 
  • The best managed among the 16 evaluated protected areas in the region was found to be Meghalaya’s Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary because of the continuity of a management plan since 2001 “irrespective of who’s posted”.  
  • The report largely attributed the significant reduction in biotic interference in the sanctuary to community support. 

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/many-northeast-wildlife-habitats-understaffed-says-report/article33708546.ece