Dampa Tiger Reserve, the largest  wildlife sanctuary in Mizoram, was notified in 1985 and declared a Tiger Reserve in 1994. It is situated in the western part of Mizoram state, on the international border with Bangladesh about 127 km from Aizawl. It covers an area of approximately 550 km². The tropical Forests of Dampa are home to rich flora and fauna. It consists of forest interpolated with steep precipitous hills, deep valleys, jungle streams, ripping rivulets, natural salts licks, with an altitudinal zone of 200 - 800 mts. Dampa Tiger Reserve is a part of Project Tiger funded by the Government of India.
Dampa Tiger Reserve consist of Dampa hills, Pathlawi lunglen hill, Chhawrpial Hills and many others. It is called Dampa because a long time back there used to be a village called Dampa where a lot of the womenfolk passed away, hence a lot of lonely bachelors were left behind, hence the name "Dam pa" or "lonely Men".
Workers consist of a Field Director and two Ranges Teirei Range leh Phuldungsei Range. The Field Director headquarter is in W.Phaileng. There are also about 10 Forest Guard 10. About 150 Wildlife Guard also patrol the Reserve
Forest and Wildlife 
Genetic evidence of tiger presence has been found for the first time in the Dampa tiger reserve. Nine scats of tiger origin have been found in the reserve and work is on to find out the number of individual tigers. It has been reported that there has been an increase in built up (590%), bamboo forest (192.89%) and scrub (74.67%) areas. These increases are simultaneously accompanied by decrease in cover area of evergreen/semi evergreen closed forests from 152.47 sq km in 1978 to 95.27 sq km in 2005. This could be due to the practice of shifting cultivation practiced by villagers at the border of the reserve. A 62-km fence and patrol road along the Bangladesh boundary near Dampa tiger reserve in Mizoram is being constructed despite concerns on the impact of animal movements.
See also 
- Report of Dampa
- Raman, T. R. S., Rawat, G. S., & Johnsingh, A. J. T. 1998. Recovery of tropical rainforest avifauna in relation to vegetation succession following shifting cultivation in Mizoram, northeast India. Journal of Applied Ecology 35: 214-231.