Recently, several people injured over clash between forest team and illegal encroachers at Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary.
Facts for Prelims
About Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary:
- Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River in Assam’s Sonitpur district.
- It forms a part of the Laokhowa-Burachapori eco-system.
- The sanctuary consists of diverse habitats, including wet alluvial grasslands, riparian forests, and semi-evergreen forests, supporting a wide variety of flora and medicinal plants.
- The wildlife includes the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, wild buffalo, hog deer, wild pig, and elephants.
- The sanctuary is also known for being a breeding ground for the endangered Bengal Florican and attracts several migratory bird species during the winter season.
-Source: The Hindu