Recently, green activists said that Manas National Park is almost 63% short of staff.
About Manas National Park:
- It is located in the foothills of Himalayas in Assam. It is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan.
- It is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve.
- Flora: It contains some of the largest remaining grassland habitats in the sub-Himalayan grassland ecosystems.
- Fauna: The Park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog.
- The name of the park originates from the Manas River, which is named after the serpent goddess Manasa.
- The Manas River is a major tributary of Brahmaputra River, which passes through the Manas National Park.
Q1) What is Project Tiger ?
Project Tiger is a conservation initiative launched in India in 1973 with the aim of protecting and preserving the Bengal tiger. The project was initiated by the Government of India in response to the alarming decline in tiger populations due to hunting, habitat destruction, and other human activities.