KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

·        Kaziranga National Park is located in the state of Assam.

·        The park hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses.

Rhino population:

According to the census held in March 2018 the rhino population in Kaziranga National Park is 2,613.

Conservation status:

·        It is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1985.

·        Kaziranga National Park was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006.

·        Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for conservation of avifaunal species.

Vegetation and water bodies:

·        Kaziranga is a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests.

·        The Diphlu River runs through it.

Other national parks in Assam are:

1.     Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

2.     Manas National Park

3.     Nameri National Park

4.     Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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