KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK - ENVIORNMENT
Kaziranga, Indo-French partnership bears fruit
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highlands where animals can escape during floods; more than 200 anti-poaching
camps; alternate livelihood training for local communities - these measures at
the Kaziranga National Park in Assam
will form the cornerstone of an Indo-French initiative announced earlier
● With French and Indian
technical and financial support, the Indo-Pacific
Parks Partnership will facilitate partnership activities for interested natural
parks of the Indo-Pacific region.
activities include biodiversity conservation, wildlife management and
engagement with local communities.
Kaziranga project is a part of a larger
Assam Project on Forest and Biodiversity Conservation (APFBC) for which the
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has committed funding of €80.2 million
for a 10-year period, between 2014-2024.
project conceptualised the reforestation
of 33,500 hectares of land and the training of 10,000 community members in
alternate livelihoods by 2024.
Kaziranga National Park:
National Park is one of India’s oldest reserve areas. It was declared as a National Park in 1974.
is located in Golaghat and Nagaon, in the Karbi
Anglong district of Assam in northeast India. The park is administered by
the forest department of the Assam State Government.
sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the
world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site.
is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and
was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006.
(Now, the highest tiger density is in Orang National Park, Assam).
park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo,
and swamp deer.
is also recognized as an Important Bird
Area by Bird Life International for the conservation of avifaunal species.
park also has elephants, swamp deer, wild water buffalo, etc. It also has a
wide range of flora.
also has 15 threatened species of fauna. It is also a breeding ground for many
species of big cats like leopards and Bengal tigers.
2018 census had yielded 2,413 rhinos and approximately 1,100 elephants.
March 2020, Kaziranga National Park was selected as one among the 17 Iconic Tourist Sites of the country by
the Indian Government.
National Highway 37 passes through
the parking area.
is also home to nine of the 14 species of primates found in the Indian
Kaziranga National Park has 250 plus seasonal water bodies, besides the Diphlu River running through it.