Manas National Park: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India, Bhutan, Nepal: Trans Border Conservation Park

Published: October 25, 2019

A Memorandum of Understanding has been drafted by India, Nepal and Bhutan to create a trans-boundary wildlife conservation park. The park will include bio-diversity rich landscapes Significance Unlike other parks that are species oriented, this peace park will be landscape oriented. Such a kind already exists in Manas park region. However, only a part of ..

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India Rhino will soon have DNA Database

Published: May 15, 2019

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has undertaken a project to create DNA Profiles of all rhinos present in India. The project which would formally be underway by end of 2019 is set to be completed by 2021 (project’s deadline). Key Facts About: After the completion of project, Indian rhino could become ..

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Assam Spring Festival organised at Manas National Park

Published: April 8, 2018

The two-day Assam Spring Festival was held at Manas National Park. It was organised by Indian Weavers’ Association and Swankar Mithinga Onsai Afat, an association of reformed poachers in Manas who are now engaged in wildlife conservation and preservation. Key Facts The aim of the festival was to promote local food and culture of fringe ..

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Ecologist Bibhuti Lahkar wins IUCN's Heritage Heroes Award 2016

Published: September 6, 2016

Assam-based ecologist and conservation activist Bibhuti Lahkar has won prestigious ‘Heritage Heroes Award’ of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). With this, he became the first Asian to win this prestigious environmental award. He was presented this award at the IUCN’s ongoing World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii. Background Lahkar was among five ..

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For first time 19 swamp deer translocated from Kaziranga to Manas National Park

Published: December 29, 2014

For the first time in India, a herd of 19 swamp deer were translocated  from Kaziranga National Park to Manas National Park in Assam. It was part of ‘Eastern Swamp Deer Conservation Project’ to source their population to Manas National Park. This translocation initiative was initiated by a team of experts from the Assam Forest ..

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