Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary

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Overview:

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) chief recently said that the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary would soon be notified as a tiger reserve.

About Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • Location: It is located nearby Anini district, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It has been named after the Dibang River, a tributary of Brahmaputra River. 
  • It occupies part of the Eastern Himalayas, and is a massive spread of lofty mountains, snow covered peaks, deep gorges, lush forests and glistening rivers.
  • Its altitude ranges between 1800m and 5000m.
  • Flora:
    • The two main categories of vegetation are temperate broad leaved forest and temperate conifer forest (Rhododendra, Bamboo, Gregaria, Tsuga etc).
    • Alpine vegetation occurs at higher altitude with herbs, stunted trees and dwarf bushes.
  • Fauna: Mishmi takin, asiatic black bear, tigers, gongshan muntjac, red panda, red goral and musk deer.

 


Q1) What is the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)?

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change constituted under enabling provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended in 2006, for strengthening tiger conservation.

Source: Why the indigenous Idu Mishmis are protesting a proposed tiger reserve in Arunachal Pradesh