Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary

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Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Arunachal Pradesh
Location Arunachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates 29°02′49″N 95°47′24″E / 29.047°N 95.79°E / 29.047; 95.79Coordinates: 29°02′49″N 95°47′24″E / 29.047°N 95.79°E / 29.047; 95.79[1]
Area 4,149 km2 (1,602 sq mi)
Established 1992
Governing body Department of Environment and Forest of Arunachal Pradesh
http://arunachalforests.gov.in/Dibang%20Wildlife%20Sanctuary.html

The Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the eight wildlife sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located in the Upper Dibang Valley district covering an area of 4,149 km2 (1,602 sq mi). The sanctuary is rich in wildlife. Rare mammals such as Mishmi takin, Red goral, Musk deer (at least two species), Red panda, Asiatic black bear, occasional Tiger and Gongshan muntjac occurs while among birds there is the rare Sclater's Monal and Blyth's Tragopan.[2] A flying squirrel, new to science has been recently discovered from the edge of this sanctuary. It has been named as Mishmi Hills Giant Flying Squirrel (Petaurista mishmiensis).[3]

It is protected by the Department of Environment and Forest of Arunachal Pradesh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dibang Sanctuary". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ Choudhury, Anwaruddin (2008) Survey of mammals and birds in Dihang-Dibang biosphere reserve, Arunachal Pradesh. Final report to Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India. The Rhino Foundation for nature in NE India, Guwahati, India. 70pp.
  3. ^ Choudhury,Anwaruddin (2009). One more new flying squirrel of the genus Petaurista Link, 1795 from Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India. The Newsletter and Journal of the RhinoFoundation for nat. in NE India 8: 26-34, plates.

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