Jomotshangkha Wildlife Sanctuary - bfl



Jomotshangkha Wildlife Sanctuary (JWS)

As the sanctuary lies in the Indo-Malayan realm, it is a true biodiversity hotspot...

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Park Information

Faunal and Floral Diversity

Inhabitants & Livelihood

Camping & Trekking Sites

Risk & Threats

BFL's Future Achievements

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As the sanctuary lies in the Indo-Malayan realm, it is a true biodiversity hotspot. It is the only refuge for the elephants of the bordering Udalguri districts of Assam, India, as the habitat are degraded

  • Location: Situated in in the south eastern part of the country
  • One of the smallest protected areas in the country and the only protected area which does not have a management plan in place
  • The National Tiger Survey (2015) also validated the presence of tigers in the sanctuary

Faunal and Floral Diversity

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4

species of cats found

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23

species of mammals

Inhabitants & Livelihood

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Residents are farmers who depend of agriculture for livelihood. They cultivate paddy and maize as their main stable food

Camping & Trekking Sites

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Trekking Route

The management is of the opinion that an existing footpath can be developed as a trekking route and a birding trail through the sub-tropical forest

Risk & Threats

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Infrastructure development

The ongoing SamdrupCholing-Jomotshangkha highway construction poses a threat in conserving the biodiversity of the sanctuary

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Poaching

Illegal poaching of wildlife and timber species especially by the people from across the borders remain unabated despite frequent patrolling

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Forest fire

Forest fires set by people across the borders is a serious threat to the habitat and biodiversity of the sanctuary

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What will BFL achieve for JWS?

JWS's Future with BFL

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Conservation status of high profile, lesser known, endangered and endemic flora and fauna species determined and documented

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Eco-lodges and eco-treks designed and developed

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Park communities implement climate-smart organic agriculture

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Degraded lands within JWS mapped and restored with climate-smart mechanisms

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SMART patrolling implemented in JWS

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Park staff trained for effective anti-poaching operations

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Forest quality and extent is maintained

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New nature-based local enterprises implemented

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JWS equipped with adequate and competent staff and essential equipment and infrastructure

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