Gloomy History and Conservation

Gloomy History and Conservation Efforts in Manas

Updated on - 01/Oct/2022 From the 1980s till 2003, the park was immersed in armed conflicts and it was an intense time for the national park. This caused the one-horned rhinoceros in Manas to be wiped out from endemic to the Indian continent. Manas were declared a World Heritage Site in the year 1992 by UNESCO in danger due to armed conflict and poaching activities in the region.

Manas National park is natural gem and perfect gateway for wanderlusts. The raw beauty is comprehensive and gives you best combination of good ranges of wildlife sightings and certain species of birds are true paradise of bird lovers.

manas history

Manas National Park is located in the North Eastern state of Assam at the hills of the Himalayas and seal to the India-Bhutan international border. It is a Tiger and Elephant Reserve and people from all across the world come over to enjoy magical landscape and the wildlife. Have some small piece of travel guide to visit the park in best way in less time.

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  • 1905- Proposed has a Reserve Forest
  • 1907- Named as the Manas Reserve Forest
  • 1928- Also called as theGame Sanctuary
  • 1950- Renamed as the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 1973- Declared as the Tiger reserve under the Project Tiger.
  • 1985- Declared as a natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the outstanding universal value.
  • 1989- Declared as the Biosphere reserve under the Man and Biosphere Programme of UNESCO.
  • 1990- Declared as the National Park.
  • 2003- Declared as Chirang - Ripu Elephant Reserve under the Project Elephant.
  • 2011- Under the advice of IUCN the tag “Danger” was removed, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Committee.
Conservation Efforts in Manas National Park:

To create the Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society in Koklabari Mouza in the Baksa districtin the year 2003, the local leaders and activists came together. Poachers were converted into conservationists through a community-based movement.

Also, a successful re-introduction of rhinos intoManas National Park from the nearby Kaziranga National Park was done. The one-horned rhino population has grown to 40 as a result of this brilliant initiative. It’s a great conservation success story, one that has brought Manas to the foreground of wildlife conservation. UNESCO subsequently removed Manas from the World Heritage list of sites in danger in 2011.

Additionally, the national park has also rehabilitated swamp deer that went extinct, just like the one-horned rhinoceros.