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  • KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK the one & only one

    that is

    • WORLD HERITAGE SITE

    • TIGER RESERVE

    • HEAVEN FOR AVIFAUNA

    • ELEPHANT RESERVE

    OFFICIAL SUPPORT COMMITTEE PRESENTATION

    ON

  • KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

    w h e re n a tu re u n fu rls its p ris tin e fo rm

    in m illio n s o f h u e s

    w h e re w ild life ro a m fe a rle s s ly

    w h e re m a n a n d n a tu re b e c o m e o n e

  • KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK u n p a ra lle le d s a g a o f W ild life C o n s e rv a tio n

    m a d e p o s s ib le b y tire le s s e ffo rts o f

    th e P e o p le o f K a z ira n g a th e s w e a t & b lo o d o f K a z ira n g a p e rs o n n e l

    c o m m itte d s u p p o rt o f th e G o v e rn m e n t n u m e ro u s W ild life rs & N G O s

    s e v e ra l F u n d in g A g e n c ie s W ild life c o n s e rv a tio n is ts a c ro s s th e G lo b e

    & G o o d W is h e s o f n a tu re lo v e rs fro m a ll o v e r th e W o rld

  • KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

    A 1 0 0 y e a r s lo n g C o n s e r v a tio n J o u r n e y ...

  • 1905 – THE CONSERVATION JOURNEY BEGINS

  • AND THE JOURNEY CONTINUES...

    1905 LADY CURZON VISITED BUT COULD ONLY SEE THE HOOF MARKS OF RHINO. PERSUADED LORD CURZON FOR CONSERVATION OF RHINO

    1908 DECLARED RESERVED FOREST 1916 DECLARED GAME SANCTUARY 1937 OPENED FOR VISITORS 1950 WILD LIFE SANCTUARY NAMED AS

    KAZIRANGA 1974 DECLARED AS A NATIONAL PARK

  • THE GREEN WARRIORS J C Arbuthnott AJW Milroy

    B Fuller Mahi Chandra Miri

    Major Gurdon PD Stracey

    Lady Curzon EP Gee

    H Carter P Barua

    Major A Playfair J Juan Spillet

    WFL Totton Padma Shri Dr. Robin Banerjee &

    the many, often barefoot unsung heroes, the staff, the staff Elephants, and the people of Assam

  • KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK AND ADDITIONS

  • SATELLITE IMAGERY OF KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

    KARBI ANGLONG HILLS

    K N P

  • AREA • KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK 429.93 Sq. Km. • 1ST ADDITION TO KNP 043.79 Sq. Km. • 2ND ADDITION TO KNP 006.47 Sq. Km. • 3RD ADDITION TO KNP 000.69 Sq. Km. • 4TH ADDITION TO KNP 000.89 Sq. Km. • 5TH ADDITION TO KNP 001.15 Sq. Km. • 6TH ADDITION TO KNP 376.50 Sq. Km. • KUKURAKATA RF 015.93 Sq. Km. • PANBARI RF 007.65 Sq. Km. TOTAL 882.00 Sq. Km.

  • KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK A UNIQUE ECO SYSTEM

    1. MOIST MIXED DECIDUOUS FORESTS 29.13% 2. GRASS LANDS 51.91% 3 WATER BODIES 6.62% 4. SWAMPY/MARSHY AREA 5.21% 5. SAND 7.12%

    (GOSWAMI AND BARUA, 1996)

  • FAUNA • MAMMALS

    39 species including some of the most endangered & rare species of Schedule I

    • BIRDS 478 species including 25 globally threatened and 21 near threatened species

    • REPTILES Different species of Lizard, Snake & Turtle

    • FISHES 40 different species recorded

  • KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK the Home of the BIG FIVE Mammals

    ONE HORNED INDIAN RHINOCEROS (2048)

    ROYAL BENGAL TIGER (86)

    ASIATIC ELEPHANT (1293)

    EASTERN SWAMP DEER (681)

    ASIATIC WILD BUFFALO (1943)

  • WORLD’S LARGEST POPULATION OF

    • ONE HORNED INDIAN RHINOCEROS ( Rhinoceros unicornis)

    • EASTERN SWAMP DEER (Cervus duvauceli ranjitsimhii)

    • ASIATIC WILD BUFFALO (Bubulas bubalis)

    SIGNIFICANT CONSERVATION VALUES

  • BIG FIVE OF KAZIRANGA

  • WORLD HERITAGE, 1985

    • N (ii) OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE REPRESENTING SIGNIFICANT ON- GOING ECOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES IN THE EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF WETLAND ECOSYSTEM AND COMMUNITIES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS.

    • N (iv) CONTAINS THE MOST IMPORTANT AND SIGNIFICANT NATURAL HABITATS FOR IN-SITU CONSERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, INCLUDING THOSE CONTAINING THREATENED SPECIES OF OUTSTANDING UNIVERSAL VALUE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF SCIENCE OR CONSERVATION.

  • MANAGEMENT CONCERNS

    & CHALLENGES

  • FLOODS

  • FLOODS- NEGATIVE ASPECTS ● CASUALITIES OF ANIMALS ● SHORTAGE OF FODDER AND

    MALNUTRITION ● MIGRATION OF ANIMALS AND NH

    ACCIDENTS ● DISRUPTION IN COMMUNICATION ● DAMAGE TO INFRASTRUCTURE ● EROSION ● SILTATION

  • EROSION

  • MIMOSA INVASION

  • ACCIDENT ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY

    PANBARI CORRIDOR

  • POACHING

  • MANAGEMENT APPROACH

  • POSITIVE ASPECTS OF FLOODS

    ● MAINTENANCE OF VEGETATION STATUS AND SOIL FORMATIONS

    ● BREEDING GROUND OF FISHES ● CLEANING OF WATER HYACINTH ● REPLENISHMENT OF WATER

    BODIES

  • COPING WITH FLOODS ● ARTIFICIAL HIGH LAND (118 Nos) ● INTENSIFIED SURVEILLANCE ● RE-LOCATION OF CAMPS ● TRAFFIC CONTROL ON HIGHWAY ● RESCUE OF DISTRESSED ANIMALS

  • Controlled burning in selected grasslands Weed eradication De-sedimentation

    Water retention during dry season Uprooting of saplings from the grasslands.

    HABITAT MANAGEMENT

  • HABITAT MANAGEMENT THROUGH CONTROLLED BURNING

    ● GRASSES BURNT IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY ● GROWTH OF NEW SHOOTS – GOOD FOOD

    VALUE ● MAINTAINS THE GRASS LAND FOR

  • ANTI POACHING ACTIVITIES

  • ECO-DEVELOPMENT

    ● CROP PROTECTION COMMITTEE WITH VILLAGERS

    ● AWARNESS ABOUT WILDLIFE ● MEDICAL HEALTH CAMP

  • ECO-DEVELOPMENT

    ● VACCINATION OF DOMESTIC CATTLE

    ● FODDER & FUEL WOOD PLANTATION

    ● DRINKING WATER FACILITY ● COMMUNITY HALL ● SCHOOL

  • AWARDS

    • 1985 – INDIA's BEST MANAGED PARK • 1998 - SPECIAL AWARDS FOR TEAM WORK IN HANDLING EXIGENCIES • 1999 - MILLENIUM AWARD • FRED PACKERD VALOUR AWARD TO

    D.D. BORO, RANGER • BANI SAKIA, DRIVER AWARDED FOR

    OUTSTANDING WORK BY WWF(TCP)

  • KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK CONSERVATION SAGA

    IS SALUTE TO …

    ● THE STAFF WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES PROTECTING WILDLIFE IN KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

    ● IN HONOUR OF THOSE SERIOUSLY INJURED WHILE PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES

    ● THE PEOPLE OF ASSAM FOR THEIR SELFLESS SUPPORT

  • KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

    … a step closer

    towards one of the

    KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4 Slide 5 HISTORY Slide 7 KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK AND ADDITIONS IRS 1D IMAGE OF K N PARK AREA FLORA VEGETATION COVER UNDER DIFFERENT TYPES FAUNA SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF TIGERS(86) SIGNIFICANT CONSERVATION VALUES Slide 15 WORLD HERITAGE, 1985 Slide 17 FLOOD NEGATIVE ASPECTS EROSION Slide 21 ACCIDENT ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY POACHING Slide 24 POSITIVE ASPECTS FLOOD MANAGEMENT Slide 27 Slide 28 Slide 29 ECO-DEVELOPMENT Slide 31 AWARDS SALUTE TO ……. Slide 34

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