Assam Government Approves Creation Of 2nd Wildlife Sanctuary In Barak Valley

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Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi has approved the proposal for creation of Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary.

Important facts

  • "In exercise of the power conferred by section 35 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, the Governor of Assam has declared to constitute the area mentioned in the Schedule as Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • The Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary in the Barak Valley of Assam will be spread over an area of 320 sq km between the Barak River and the Sonai River.

  • Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary will be home to slow loris, rhesus macaque, pig-tailed macaque, stump-tailed macaque, Assamese macaque, capped langur, faire leaf monkey and hoolock gibbon.

  • This will be the second wildlife sanctuary in the Barak Valley of Assam after the Borel Wildlife Sanctuary.

About Assam State 

  • Chief Minister - Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • Governor - Jagdish Mukhi

  • Number of Districts - 33

  • Lok Sabha seats - 14

  • Rajya Sabha seats - 7

  • State Animal - Indian Rhinoceros

  • State Bird - White Winged Duck

  • National Parks – Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Nameri National Park, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park

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