Nature & animal lovers, wildlife staff, environmentalists and the widespread individuals have expressed their pleasure over the notification of the Dihing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary as a nationwide park.
They mentioned afforestation and wildlife safety within the nationwide park is the necessity of the hour.
Devajit Moran, secretary of Inexperienced Bud Society, an NGO working for cover of wildlife of the Northeast and based mostly in Tinsukia district, mentioned, “Solely the declaration (of Dihing Patkai as nationwide park) won’t do. All points needs to be seen.”
“In addition to, Dihing is legendary for the state hen, White Winged Wooden Duck. However no essential steps have been taken for its safety up to now,” Moran mentioned.
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The state forest division on Wednesday introduced that Dihing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary was notified as a nationwide park.
Dihing Patkai is round 550 km from Guwahati within the east and 50 km from Tinsukia.
It’s hoped that the nationwide park standing to Dihing Patkai will play a key function in defending its biodiversity and could be managed in a greater manner.
Dihing Patkai is without doubt one of the largest lowland rainforests of the nation.
Moran additional mentioned, “Bamgudam and Lalpahad must also be included below the nationwide park, apart from the east, west block and Lakhipathar Reserve Forest. It needs to be ensured that no sound air pollution harms the environment.”
Moran thanked newly elected Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and the forest minister for the announcement of upgrading the wildlife sanctuary to a nationwide park.
An enormous motion was launched with assist from nature lovers, advocates and environmentalists throughout the state and nation ensuing within the recognition of the wildlife sanctuary as a nationwide park.
On the World Surroundings Day, the Assam chief minister introduced Raimona because the sixth nationwide park of Assam.
Other than Raimona and Dihing Patkai, the 5 different nationwide parks within the state are Kaziranga, Orang, Manas, Nameri and Dibru-Saikhowa.
Dibru-Saikhowa can also be situated in Tinsukia district.
Dihing Patkai covers an space of 231.65 sq km in higher Assam’s Tinsukia district and neighbouring Dibrugdh district.
It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 2004.
The nationwide park is the habitat of 47 mammals, 47 reptiles and 310 butterfly species.