Arunachal Pradesh National Parks, Tiger Reserves

Arunachal Pradesh National Parks, Tiger Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries Map
Arunachal Pradesh National Parks, Tiger Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries Map

Mouling National Park

  • Mouling National Park is located in Arunachal Pradesh, spread primarily over the Upper Siang district and parts of the West Siang and East Siang district.
  • It is named after Mouling peak
  • Mouling National Park and Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary are located within Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve.
  • The Siyom River flows along the western fringes of the park and several small rivers such as the Siring, Krobong, Semong and Subong drain into the Siang river near the eastern boundary of the park.
  • Vegetation: tropical forests (at lower altitudes) to moist temperate forests (at higher altitudes).
  • Major Fauna: Takin, Indian leopard, Bengal tiger, barking deer (Indian munjtac), serow, and Red panda.

Namdapha National Park, Tiger Reserve

  • It is located in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, between the Dapha bum range of the Mishmi Hills and the Patkai range.
  • It is crossed by the Noa Dihing River (a tributary of the Brahmaputra River) that originates at Chaukan Pass.
  • It is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot.
  • It is the only park in the World to have the four Feline species of big cat, namely: Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Clouded Leopard.
  • It is famous for the critically endangered Namdapha flying squirrel which is endemic to the park.
  • Vegetation: Evergreen to temperate broadleaf forest.
  • Major Fauna: Asian wild dog (dhole), Malayan sun bear, Indian wolf, Asiatic black bear, red panda, red fox, Asian golden cat, Indian elephant, wild boar, musk deer, hog deer, sambar, gaur, takinbharal (blue sheep).
  • Primates: Stump-tailed macaque, slow loris, Western Hoolock gibbon (the only ‘ape’ species found in India), capped langur, Assamese macaque and rhesus macaque.

Kamlang Tiger Reserve, Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is situated in the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is named after the Kamlang River, which flows through it. It is located between the Lohit River & Namdapha National Park.
  • The Mishmi, Digaro Mishmi, and Miju Mishmi tribal people reside around the periphery of the sanctuary.
  • An important body of water in the sanctuary is the Glow Lake.
  • Located in tropical and sub-tropical climatic zones, the sanctuary is the habitat of the four big cat species of India: tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard.
  • Vegetation: Alpine vegetation (in upper reaches) and wet tropical evergreen forests (in lower reaches).
  • Major Fauna: Bengal tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, marbled cat, snow leopard, Asian Elephant.
  • Non-human primates: Capped langur, rhesus macaque, stump-tailed macaque, Assamese macaque, Eastern hoolock gibbon, and Bengal slow loris.

Pakke (Pakhui) Tiger Reserve, Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It lies in the foothills of the Eastern Himalaya, located in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is bounded by Bhareli or Kameng River in the west and north, and by Pakke River in the east. To the south, the sanctuary adjoins Assam’s Nameri National Park and to the west, it is bounded by Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary and Sessa Orchid Sanctuary.
  • It is known for its Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme.
  • Vegetation: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests, and Himalayan broadleaf forests.
  • Major Fauna: Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, clouded leopard, elephant, barking deer, gaur, sambar.
  • Non-human Primates: Capped langur, Rhesus macaque, Assamese macaque, and stamp tailed macaques.
  • Major Reptilian Fauna: Assam roofed turtle.

Wildlife Sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh

Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Eaglenest or Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Himalayan foothills of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It conjoins Sessa Orchid Sanctuary and Pakhui (Pakke) Tiger Reserve across the Kameng River.
  • It is a part of the Kameng Elephant Reserve.

Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is located in the Upper Dibang Valley district.
  • It is located within Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve.
  • Major Fauna: Takin, red goral, red panda.

Sessa Orchid Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Located in the Himalayan foothills in Bhalukpong Forest Division of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Bhalukpong-Bomdila highway (and Pakke immediately beyond) are its eastern boundary. It is bounded to the north by the Tenga River valley.
  • It conjoins Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a habitat for orchids.
  • It is a part of the Kameng Protected Area Complex (KPAC), which is an Elephant Reserve.

Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is a protected area located in the East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is named after the pioneer of modern Arunachal, the late Daying Ering, who was a famed Indian politician.
  • It is also home to the Siang River, which is one of the major rivers in Arunachal Pradesh. 
  • Streams and channels intersect the whole Sanctuary. There are small to medium waterbodies in the Sanctuary that provide good nesting sites for birds. 
  • Vegetation: It is located in a unique ecosystem that comprises tropical evergreen, semi-evergreen, and deciduous forests.
  • Flora:
    • About 80% of the Sanctuary is covered with grassland, and the rest is riverine forest patches with mixed bamboo and secondary forests.
    • The main grass species are Saccharum spontaneum, S. arundinaceum, and Neyraudia rennaudiana.
  • Fauna:
    • It is home to buffalo, elephant, tiger, leopard cat, barking deer, civet cat, sambar, jackal,
    • Migratory birds like cranes, wild ducks, storks, and waterfowl from Siberia and Mongolia can be spotted every year.

Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary

  • The Mehao wildlife sanctuary was declared with an aim to conserve the biodiversity around the Mehao Lake.

Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Talley Valley Wildlife sanctuary is located is 30 km from Ziro valley, Lower Subansiri district, and is also a bio-diversity hotspot.
  • Rivers like Pange, Sipu, Karing and Subansiri flows through it.
  • The fauna is typically sub-tropical and alpine and there are many endangered species found in this protected area.

Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Located in the Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The sanctuary has geographical boundary limits as River Pam to the east, Pachin in the south, Neorochi on the north-East and Chingke stream in the north.
  • The terrain is mostly hilly.
Arunachal Pradesh River Map
Arunachal Pradesh Rivers Map

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