Must see before they vanish
Contribute towards their continued existence by staying away?
- Tropical evergreen and mountain forests (North Eastern India)
What Makes It Special?
- Eaglenest or Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area of India in the Himalayan foothills of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh. Namdapha National Park is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot also in Arunachal Pradesh. Eaglenest is well known as a major birding area. It is home to at least 454 species of birds. Eaglenest is home to at least 165 species of butterflies including Bhutan Glory, Grey Admiral, Scarce Red-Forester, Dusky Labyrinth, Tigerbrown, Jungle-queen sp, White-edged Bush-Brown, and White Owl.
- Because of many different vegetation zones at Namdapha National Park, the place is home to a great diversity of mammal species. There are four big cat species the park – Snow Leopards, Clouded Leopards, Common Leopards and Tigers. Other large predators are Dholes, Wolves, and Asiatic black bears. Smaller carnivores include Red Panda, Red Fox, Yellow-throated marten, Eurasian otter, Oriental small-clawed otter, spotted linsang, Binturong, common palm civet, small Indian civet, large Indian civet, masked palm civet, marbled cat, fishing cat, Asiatic golden cat, and two species of mongoose. Large herbivores are represented by Elephants, Wild boar, forest Musk-deer, Indian muntjac, Hog deer, Sambar, Gaur, common Goral, mainland Serow, Takin and Bharal. Seven species of non-human primates including Stump-tailed macaque and Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbons, Capped Langurs, Assamese Macaques and Rhesus Macaques.
The Looming Danger
- Cutting of forests, construction of dams and poaching are majorly threats the ecosystem.
The Potential Loss
- These lush green forests are only seen in some states of India, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Meghalaya—where one can expect sightings of the Golden Langur, Namdapha Flying Squirrel, Hoolock Gibbon, Red Panda, Bugun Liochichla, Wreathed Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill and some endemic butterflies and flora.