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Kaziranga National Park

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KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION…… 1

CASE STUDY:

MANAGEMENT…………3

THE PROBLEMS………….4

CONSERVATION/
CONCLUSION……………9

METHODOLOGY/
BIBLIOGRAPHY…………11

INTRODUCTION

Kaziranga is meant to be a title of an unforgettable success story of conservation of the One Horned India Rhinoceros and other wild lives in the North East India. It is not only the homeland of the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, but also gives shelter to a variety of wild animals. It is one of the significant natural habitats for in situ conservation of biological biodiversity of universal value. The values and criteria made Kaziranga National Park to get inscribed in the World Heritage Site List 1985. The Kaziranga National Park area consists of 429.93 Sq.Km. with an additional area of 429.40 Sq.Km. and situated in the two districts of Assam, namely Golaghat and Nagaon. The total area of the park within Nagaon district is 175 Sq.Km., out of which 135 Sq.Km. falls under Bagori Forest Range office and 40 Sq.Km. falls within Ghorakati Forest Range office. A few centuries ago, the Indian one horned Rhinocerous ranged across the north Indian plains in the wetlands of the rivers Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra. Today this survivor from the prehistoric times is found only in parts in the north eastern state of Assam and in Nepal. In Assam, their Rhino habitat is limited to just two

National parks - Kaziranga and Manas. Kaziranga is a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests, crisscrossed by four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, and the park includes numerous small bodies of water. Kaziranga has been the theme of several books, songs, and documentaries. The park celebrated its centennial in 2005 after its establishment in 1905 as a reserve forest.

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MANAGEMENT

The Wildlife wing of the forest department of the Government of Assam, headquartered at Bokakhat, is...