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KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
WORLD HERITAGE SITE

A NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLD BY THE OFFICIAL SUPPORT COMMITTEE KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK ENVIRONMENT AND FOREST DEPARTMENT GOVERNMENT OF ASSAM
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1. INTRODUCTION KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, a name known worldwide for its success in the conservation history of one horned Indian Rhinoceros, provides habitat for a number of threatened species and migratory birds. A symbol of dedication for the conservation of animals and their habitat, Kaziranga, with a National Park status represents single large established protected area within the Burma Monsoon Forest Biogeographically Province to provide long term viable conservation. Spread over civil jurisdictions of Nagaon and Golaghat districts in Assam with mighty Brahmaputra river on the north and verdant Karbi Anglong hills on the south between Longitude 92º50′ E & 93º 41′ E and Latitude 26º 30′N and 26º 50′ N, Kaziranga National Park is an out standing example representing significant on going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of wet land ecosystem and communities of plants and animals. Kaziranga contains the most important and significant natural habitat for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation. The above mentioned values and criteria made Kaziranga National Park to get inscribed on the world heritage list of “Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage” in the year 1985. Some of the unique and significant conservation values of Kaziranga National Park are enumerated below: The largest undisturbed and representative area of Brahmaputra Valley flood plain grassland and forest with associated large herbivores, avifauna and wetland values (including Turtle, Dolphin etc.). •THE WORLD ‘S LARGEST POPULATION OF 1.Indian One Horned Rhinoceros 2.Wild Buffalo...

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