Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary

Current Affairs

  • Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Sonitpur district of Assam.
  • It is a part of the Laokhowa-Burachapori ecosystem consisting of moist alluvial grasslands, coastal and semi-evergreen forests formed by wetlands and river systems.
  • Encompassing an impressive area of 44.06 square kilometers, the Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary offers a diverse landscape that is home to a wide array of flora and fauna.
  • In 1974, the Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary was officially declared a Reserved forest, recognizing its ecological importance and the need to protect its natural resources. It later went on to become a wildlife sanctuary in 1995.
  • It is situated along the south bank of the Brahmaputra River, which is providing a thriving habitat for various flora and fauna.
  • The Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary serves as a notified buffer zone of the renowned Kaziranga Tiger Reserve. This crucial connection contributes to the conservation of the region’s tiger population and the overall ecological balance.

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