GEOGRAPHYEnvironment and EcologyGeneral Studies III

Pakke Tiger Reserve


More than 200 contingency workers of the Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh went on an indefinite strike from Wednesday over non-payment of wages since December 2020.

About Pakke Tiger Reserve:

  • Pakke Tiger Reserve, also known as Pakhui Tiger Reserve,
  • It is a Project Tiger reserve in the Pakke Kessang district of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India.
  • The reserve is protected by the Department of Environment and Forest of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • This Tiger Reserve has won India Biodiversity Award 2016 in the category of ‘Conservation of threatened species’ for its Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme.
  • Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the undulating and hilly foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh
  • It is bounded by Bhareli or Kameng River in the west and north, and by Pakke River in the east.
  • It is home to over 2000 species of plants, 300 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, 30 species of amphibians and 36 species of reptiles. Many species of the flora and fauna are globally threatened, and PTR is one of the last remaining strongholds left for these species.
  • It is known for its amazing sightings of four resident hornbill species.

Wild life Sanctuary and National Parks in ARUNACHAL PRADESH:
1 Mouling National Park
2 Namdapha National Park
3 Daying Ering Memorial (Lali) Wildlife Sanctuary
4 Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
5 Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary
6 Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
7 Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary
8 Kane Wildlife Sanctuary
9 Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
10 Pakhui (Pakke Tiger Reerve) Wildlife Sanctuary
11 Sessa Orchid Wildlife Sanctuary
12 Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
13 Yordi (Yardi) Rabe Supsi Wildlife Sanctuary

Hornbill in India

Hornbill, Pakke Tiger Reserve

  • India is home to nine species of hornbills. The northeastern region has the highest diversity of hornbill species within India. Five hornbill species are found here, with the northeast being the exclusive habitat for three of them, the wreathed hornbill (Aceros undulatus), the brown hornbill (Anorrhinus austeni) and the Rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros nipalensis). The other two species, the great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) and the Oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) also occur in other parts of India.
  • The great hornbill is the state bird of Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala. It is ‘vulnerable’ under the IUCN Red list.
  • The Hornbill festival celebrated in Nagaland is named after the bird – Hornbill which is the most revered and admired bird for the Nagas.

Source: The Hindu


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