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7TH NATIONAL PARK FOR ASSAM

7TH NATIONAL PARK FOR ASSAM

Context

Assam Government declared Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary as the 7th National Park of the state.

Details

  • Assam now has the second-highest number of national parks in the country. Madhya Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands have nine national parks each.
  • Dehing Patkai National Park is located in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Assam.
  • It was declared a wildlife sanctuary on 13 June 2004.

What is a National Park

  • An area, whether within a sanctuary or not, can be notified by the state government to be constituted as a National Park, by reason of its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, or zoological association or importance, needed to for the purpose of protecting & propagating or developing wildlife therein or its environment.
  • No human activity is permitted inside the national park except for the ones permitted by the Chief Wildlife Warden of the state.

What is Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Any area other than area with any reserve forest or the territorial waters can be notified by the State Government to constitute as a sanctuary if such area is of adequate ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, natural. or zoological significance, for the purpose of protecting, propagating or developing wildlife or its environment.
  • Some restricted human activities are allowed inside the Sanctuary area.

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