Arunachal CM assures protection of Namdapha National Park

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has assured that the government will provide full support in the up-keeping and protection of the Namdapha National Park in Changlang district of the state.

Khandu’s assurance came when the authorities during his visit to the Namdapha National Park at Miao in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on March 25 apprised him about encroachment inside the park and urged for its protection. This issue was also raised by his cabinet colleague Kamlung Mossang and requested the same.

Admitting that human encroachment of the park is a big concern, CM Khandu assured to take immediate action for removal of encroachment in the core area of the park, the Chief Minister’s Office said on March 26.

The park authorities also briefed CM Pema Khandu about the significance of the Namdapha National Park, which is home to four big cat species – tiger, common leopard and clouded leopard. It is also home to the Holoong tree, the state tree of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Namdapha National Park is important due to its biodiversity and presence of four big cats in an area of about 1,985 sq km.

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