• Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary was in news after Assam CM shared photographs of a successful eviction drive there.
    • This lead to expansion of the sanctuary by 16000 bughas.

About Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is located on the southern bank of the river Brahmaputra in the Sonitpur district, Assam.
  • Though two wildlife sanctuaries i.e Laokhowa WS and Burachapori WS in Assam have two different names, they are ecologically and geographically a singular entity.
  • The area was declared a Reserved forest in 1974; it became a sanctuary in 1995.
  • The Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary serves as a notified buffer zone of the renowned Kaziranga Tiger Reserve.
  • It comprises of a mosaic of wet alluvial grassland, riparian and semi-evergreen forests dotted by wetland and river systems.
  • Flora comprises of abundance of freshwater mangrove trees and many species of trees and medicinal plants in the sanctuary. E.g. simul, korai, ajar and hijal
  • Fauna-Bengal Florican, One-horned Rhinoceros, Tiger, otter, civet cat, leopard cat, Asiatic buffalo, wild boar and barking deer.
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