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

Assam Government approves creation of 2nd wildlife sanctuary in Barak Valley

The official order states that the Governor of Assam has declared its intent to create the Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary in exercise of Section 35 of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972, as amended.

The order was amended to state that the Governor of Assam also appoints Cachar, Silchar as Deputy Commissioner to inquire into and determine whether any rights/claims are alleged to exist for any persons or individuals in any area of land in or above the limits set out in the schedule.

Barak Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary will cover an area of approximately 320 km from the Sonai River to the Barak River.

The Barak Valley, located in Southern Assam, is home to many species of birds and mammals. This sanctuary will be the first wildlife sanctuary for king cobras.

The Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary also has slow loriss, rhesus, pig–tailed macaque and stump-tailed Macaque. Assamese maque are also available.

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