Dihing Patkai National Park: Geography, Rivers, Flora & Fauna

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Established inInitially declared a wildlife sanctuary in 2004, upgraded to a national park in December 2020
GeographyLocated in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Assam, India
BiomeDipterocarp-dominated lowland rainforest
RiversDehing River
FloraVariety of trees, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, epiphytes, and climbers. Dominant tree species is the Hollong tree (Dipterocarpus macrocarpus), the State Tree of Assam
FaunaSlow loris, macaques, gibbons, pangolins, bears, tigers, leopards, elephants, and various bird species
TribesTai Phake, Khamyang, Khampti, Singpho, Nocte, Chutia, Ahom, Kaibarta, Moran, Burmese, and Nepali people
Unique Features– Largest stretch of lowland rainforests in India
– Part of the Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve under Project Elephant
– Region known as the “Amazon of the East”
– Tropical monsoon rainforest climate with heavy rainfall
– Rich flora and diverse bird population

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