About Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary

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Overview:

The Indian Army generated a unique ecosystem for peaceful co-existence with wild elephants in Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary.

About Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • It is located in the state of Assam.
  • It comprises three Reserve forests-Khanapara, Amchang, and South Amchang.
  • It stretches from the Brahmaputra River in the north to the hilly forests of Meghalaya in the south, forming a continuous forest belt through Meghalaya's Maradakdola Reserve Forests.
  • Flora: Khasi Hill Sal Forests, East Himalayan Mixed Deciduous Forest, Eastern Alluvial Secondary Semi-evergreen Forests and East Himalayan Sal Forests.
  • Fauna: Flying fox, Slow loris, Assamese macaque, Rhesus macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Porcupine. White-backed Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture.
  • Tree yellow butterflies (gancana harina) are found at the Amchang wildlife sanctuary which is indigenous to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and northeast India

 


Q1) What is deciduous forest?

A deciduous forest, also known as a temperate forest or a broadleaf forest, is a type of biome characterized by trees that shed their leaves seasonally. These forests are found in regions with moderate climates and distinct seasons, including parts of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Source: Indian Army generates a unique ecosystem for peaceful co-existence with wild elephants in Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary