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Manipur National Parks
Manipur National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries & Ramsar Sites Map Keibul-Lamjao National Park
It is located in the
Bishnupur district in Manipur. It is the
only floating park in the world. It is an integral part of . Loktak Lake (a Ramsar site) The National Park is characterised by
floating decomposed plant materials locally called phumdis. It was declared a National Park
to preserve the natural refuge of brow-antlered deer (also called sangai, dancing deer & Manipurs’s Eld’s deer; EN).
This is the
last natural habitat of the endangered brow-antlered deer( Sangai deer), the dancing deer of Manipur. Vegetation: semi-evergreen forests, aquatic, and wetland.
Major Fauna: brow-antlered deer, hog deer, large Indian civet, Asian golden cat.
Wildlife Sanctuaries of Manipur Jiri Makru Wildlife Sanctuaries
The Jiri Makru
Wildlife Sanctuary is located near Imphal in the state of Manipur.
The sanctuary spans the West Manipur Hills and is partially located in Imphal East (Jiribam Sub-division) district and partly in Tamenglong district.
It is located between the
tributaries of the near the Barak river Assam-Manipur border. Major Fauna: Capped langur and hoolock gibbon.
Kailam Wildlife Sanctuaries
Situated within the
Kailam-Tipaimukh Hill Range in the district of Churachandpur, Manipur.
Most of the streams flow from this hill range into the
Tuivai river. It is home to a variety of hornbills, including the Great Indian Hornbill.
Major Fauna: Hoolock gibbon, barking deer, clouded leopard.
Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary: Barail Range.
Thinungei Bird Sanctuary: It is a floodplain. It is the first Bird Sanctuary of Manipur.
Yangoupokpi Lokchao: Southeast of Loktak Lake (Keibul Lamjao National Park) along the Indo-Myanmar border.
Zeilad: It is a group of lakes. Wildlife similar to Kailam Wildlife Sanctuary. Ramsar Sites of Manipur
It is the
largest . freshwater lake in the north-eastern region Keibul Lamjao, the only floating national park in the world, floats over it. Thick, floating mats of weeds covered with soil ( phumids) are a characteristic feature. It is included on the
Montreux Record in 1993 as a result of ecological problems such as deforestation in the catchment area, infestation of water hyacinth, and pollution.