Assam to get new wildlife sanctuary in pristine Barak Valley

The pristine Barak Valley in Assam will soon receive a second wildlife sanctuary. The government of Assam recently approved the proposal to establish a second wildlife sanctuary in the Barak Valley. This beautiful valley of Assam is home to diverse wildlife. It is therefore not surprising to see the valley get its second wildlife sanctuary. Prior to the approval of the proposal, Barail was the only wildlife sanctuary in the Barak Valley region. However, on July 23, the Governor of Assam, Jagdish Mukhi, approved the establishment of the Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary, between the Barak River and the Sonai River. Read on to learn more about the second Barak Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary will cover an area of ​​320 km2

The proposal to establish the Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam was submitted last year by Silchar BJP MP Rajdeep Roy. Nestled between the Barak River and the Sonai River, The Wildlife Sanctuary will span an area of ​​320 km². According to an official order dated July 19, “In the exercise of the power conferred by Section 35 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 as amended to date, the Governor of Assam is pleased to declare his intention to constitute the area described in the schedule attached hereto as the Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary.”
“The Governor of Assam hereby further appoints the Deputy Commissioner, Cachar, Silchar, to investigate and determine the existence, nature and extent of any rights/claims alleged to exist in favor of any person or persons , in or on any land within the limit described in the schedule below,” the order continues.

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Establishment of Barak Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will boost tourism in Assam

According to Silchar BJP MP Rajdeep Roy, the Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary will help attract tourists and create more employment opportunities in Assam’s Barak Valley. He also mentioned that the presence of a Shiva temple near the site will act as an added bonus.
“So (with) the shrine and the temple in the same vicinity, we can get a lot of small business houses to start small businesses. Maybe slowly and slowly the hospitality industry and stuff will come…a viable ecosystem can develop. I think the people around this place will ultimately benefit if the sanctuary is established,” Roy revealed.
Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam will be home to king cobra and about 8 species of primates including Assamese macaque, capped langur, slow loris, rhesus macaque, pig-tailed macaque, tailed macaque pig, phayre leaf monkey and hoolock gibbon.

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