Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary – Assam

01 July 2021 Current Affairs:The World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF) discovered a few tigers in Assam’s Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of Assam’s smallest WS (Wildlife Sanctuary).

About the Sanctuary:
♦ It is located in the northern Assam districts of Baksa and Udalguri, bordering Bhutan, 
♦ It is bounded to the west and east by the Barnadi and Nalapara rivers, respectively.
♦ Barnadi was created specifically to protect the Pygmy Hog (Sus salvanius) and Hispid Hare (Caprolagus hispidus).
♦ Approximately 60% of the BWS is reported to be grassland, with the majority of it now being grassy woodland.
♦ The main forest types are tropical moist deciduous (northern edge of the Sanctuary) and mixed scrub and grassland (southern part).
♦ Commercial plantations of Bombax ceiba, Tectona grandis, and Eucalyptus, as well as thatch grasses, have replaced the majority of the natural vegetation.

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