Kaziranga National Park

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Recently, the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve reopened with a literary tribute to a British-era forest officer Patrick D. Stracey who rid its name of any hunting connotations.

About Kaziranga National Park: 

  • It is located in the state of Assam.
  • It is part of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspots.
  • It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and houses two-thirds of the total world population of greater one-horned rhinoceros.
  • It is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for the conservation of avifaunal species. 
  • Flora:
    • It is a mix of eastern wet alluvial grasslandssemi-evergreen forests and tropical moist deciduous forests.
    • It is primarily famous for its dense and tall elephant grasses intermixed with small swamplands.
    • It also includes an abundant cover of water lilies, water hyacinths and lotus.
  • Fauna:
    • It is home to the One-horned rhinoceros, Leopard, Fishing Cat, other Lesser cats, royal Bengal tiger, Large Indian Civet and  Small Indian Civet etc
    • It is also one of the last remaining homes of the endangered and endemic western hoolock gibbon, the only species of apes found in India. 
    • It is one of the last homes of the critically endangered Bengal florican.


Q1) What are UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

These are landmarks or areas that have been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for their cultural, historical, scientific, or natural significance. These sites are considered to be of outstanding value to humanity, and their preservation and protection are of global importance.

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