Wildlife Resources of Tripura

Wildlife Resources of Tripura

Introduction:

Tripura a small state of North-east of India having rich content of floral and faunal diversity. Total area of the state is 10,491.69 sq km in which forest area is 6294.29 sq km. Among the forest area percentage of PAs in Tripura is about 9.59%.

  1. There are 6(six) PAs throughout state which includes 4(four) Wildlife Sanctuary and 2(two) National Parks. National Parks are located within the Wildlife Sanctuary. Details of the locations, area etc. are as under:

 

Name of PA

Location

Date of Notification

Area in Km2

Status of Management Plan

Remarks

Sepahijala WLS

At Sepahijala District, about 20 km s from the state capital  Agartala and 2 km from Sub-Divisional HQ Bishalgarh .

02.02.1987

13.46

2013-14 to 2022-23

Final notification is under process

Trishna WLS

At  South Tripura Gomti &Sepahijala District about 115 kms  via Sonamura from the state capital Agartala, 105 km via Udaipur from the state capital Agartala and 13 km from Sub-Divisional HQ Belonia

19.11.1988

163.08

--do--

Final notification is under process

Gomati WLS

At Gomati and Dhalai District about 102 km from the state capital Agarlala. HQ is at Gandacherra about 50 km from District HQ of Dhalai

01.12.1988

389.54

--do--

Final notification is under process

Rowa WLS

At North Tripura District nearest railway station is at Panisagar 4 km away from Rowa WLS

07.05.2009

0.86

--do--

Final notification issued

Clouded Leopard National Park

Within the Sepahijala WLS

24.01.2008

5.08

--do--

Final notification  issued

Bison National Park

Within the Trishna WLS

06.12.2007

31.63

--do--

Final notification is under process

Total PA

 

 

06 nos. = 603.65

 

 

Sepahijala Zological Park

Within  Sepahijala WLS

02.10.1972

0.68

--do--

 

 

 

2.Major Flora & Fauna in PAs :

(i) Flora

Sl No.

Name of the PA

Major Species

Other Species

1.

Sepahijala WLS

Deciduous to semi evergreen forests. Artocarpus chaplasa,Albizzia procera, Caryea arborea Gmelina arborea, Lagerstroemia sp, Mangifera indica, Schema wallichii & Bombax Ceiba etc.

Bamboos species, Climber, Medicinal herbs and shrubs

2.

Trishna WLS

Deciduous to semi evergreen forests. Artocarpus chaplasa,Albizzia procera, Caryea arborea Gmelina arborea, Lagerstroemia sp, Mangifera indica, Schema wallichii, Dipterocarpus Turbinatus, Termenelia belarica, Termenelia chebula, EmbelicaOfficinalis& Bombax Ceiba etc.

Bamboos species, Climber, Medicinal herbs and shrubs, Sabanah woodland. Bamboo named Kalai.

3.

Gomati WLS

Deciduous to semi evergreen forests. Artocarpus chaplasa,Albizzia procera, Caryea arborea Gmelina arborea, Lagerstroemia sp, Mangifera indica, Scheima wallichii & Bombax Ceiba etc.

Bamboos species, Climber, Medicinal herbs and shrubs, Sabanah woodland. Bamboo named Kalai.

4.

Rowa WLS

Deciduous to semi evergreen forests. Artocarpus chaplasa,Albizzia procera, Caryea arborea Gmelina arborea, Lagerstroemia sp, Mangifera indica, Schema wallichii & Bombax Ceiba etc.

Bamboos species, Climber, Medicinal herbs and shrubs, Sabanah woodland. Bamboo named Kalai.

5.

Clouded Leopard National Park

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6.

Bison National Park

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(ii) Fauna

Sl No.

Name of the PA

Major animal

Other animals

1.

Sepahijala WLS

Primates (including spectacle langur, capped langur, pig-tailed macaque, slow loris), Barking deer, Clouded Leopard, Wild boar

Civets (4 species), small cats, crab eating mongoose, flying squirrel, Porcupine, many species of birdsincluding migratory terrestrial and water birds

2.

Trishna WLS

Bison (gaba), Hollock gibbon, leopard cat,Primates (including spectacle langur, capped langur, pig tailed macaque, slow loris), Barking deer, Clouded Leopard, Wild boar, Pangolin

Civets (4 species), small cats, crab eating mongoose, flying squirrel, Porcupine, many species of birdsincluding migratory terrestrial and water birds

3.

Gomati WLS

Primates (including spectacle langur, capped langur, pig-tailed macaque, slow loris), Barking deer, Clouded Leopard, Wild boar,hillock gibbon, leopard cat.

Civets (4 species), small cats, crab eating mongoose, flying squirrel, Porcupine, many species of birdsincluding migratory terrestrial and water birds

4.

Rowa WLS

Primates  Barking deer, Wild boar

Civets (4 species), small cats, crab eating mongoose, flying squirrel, Porcupine, many species of birdsincluding migratory terrestrial and water birds

5.

Clouded Leopard National Park

Clouded Leopard

Primates, Barking deer, Clouded Leopard, Wild boar

6.

Bison National Park

Bison

Civets (4 species), small cats, crab eating mongoose, flying squirrel, Porcupine, many species of birdsincluding migratory terrestrial and water birds

 

 

 

 

 

3. Tourist Facilities :

Name of PAs

Details of tourist spots

Sepahijala Zoo

Sighting rare animals in naturalistic enclosures from close distance

Sepahijala WLS

Nature trails, Boating, Picnic spot, NIC, Watch tower

Trishna WLS

Boat ghat at Joychandpur, Watch towers (4), Eden of Bison, Eco-tourism Zone at Joychandpur & Bardosh, Walking trail, , Bison Safari, Dimatali Mosque), NIC, Butterfly Park.

New tourist spot: Bharat- Bangla Maitree Uddyan (BBMU)  at Chottakhola, Trishna

Gomati WLS

Nature trails, Dumboor reservoir, Dumboor Water fall (artificial), Narikal Bagan, Boating facility.

Rowa WLS

Nature trail,birds sighting

General Information

4.Visitor during 2016-17 :

Name of PA

2016-17

2017-18 (up to July)

 

Visitor

Revenue (in lac.)

Visitor

Revenue (in lac.)

Sepahijala WLS

177800

27.77

22275

3.22

Sepahijala Zoo

183104

26.55

309421

5.67

Trishna WLS

23690

2.16

5380

0.44

Gomati WLS

2443

0.00

 

 

Rowa WLS

3012

0.28

343

0.03

             

 

5.Sepahijala Zoological Park:

  1. Status of animal

Particulars /individuals

No. of Species

Sex –wise total

Total

Birds

17

24:19:01

44

Mammals

28

208:247:31

486

Reptiles

09

14:132:00

146

Total

54

246:398:32

676

 

      ii. Nos of Indigenous species in Sepahijala Zoo

1.

Emu

(Dromaius novaehollandiae

3 (1:2)

2.

Hippo

(Hippopotamus amphibious)

2 (1:1)

 

iii.Over view of the Conservation Breeding Centre

 

1.

Date of commencement

: 24.05.2010

2.

Area

: 16 ha.

3.

Status

: Coordinating Zoo for 4 species Clouded Leopard , Binturong, Phayre’s Langur, PTM

 

iv. Current animal population in CBC (M:F:I)

 

  1.  

Clouded Leopard

4:3:0

  1.  

Pig-tailed macaque

8:9:0

  1.  

Phayre’s leaf monkey

7:8:0

  1.  

Binturong

1:1:0

 

6.Achievements in last 5 years :

  1. Construction of new animal enclosures in Zoo – 2
  2. Establishment of Butterfly Park
  3. Establishment of CBC for 4 rare, endangered species
  4. Erection of Chain Link Mesh Fence
  5. Construction Check Dams – 80
  6. Vaccination of domestic cattle of surrounding villages of PAs
  7. Training of B.V. Sc. interns in the Zoo Hospital
  8. Conducted 2 Zoo keepers’ training for NE States
  9. Rearing of turtles project at Sepahijala – 43.15 lac for 5 years (awaited)
  10. Promotion of Eco-tourism facilities
  11. Significant increase of visitors (in lac) – 2014-15 = 2.16, 2015-16=3.67, 2016-17=3.90 & 2017-18=1.02
  12. Setting up of District Level Rapid Task Force
  13. Training on “Handling of Tranquilizing equipment” and “Census Techniques for Clouded Leopard”
  14. Capturing of Wild Elephant
  15. Training for captive elephant & Mahuth along with Kunki training
  16. Conservation Breeding Project at Sepahijala
  17. Modernization of Zoo hospital
  18. Observation of Wildlife Week through the State

 

7.Contact Details for Tourist:

Sepahijala WLS

WLW, Sepahijala

(0381) 2361225

9436477860 (M)

Trishna WLS

WLW, Trishna

(03823) 267340

9436123058(M)

Gomati WLS

WLW, Gomati

9436134206(M)

Rowa WLS

WLW, Rowa

(03822) 234044

943644332(M)

Sepahijala Zoo

Director, Zoo

(0381) 2360026

897461674(M)

 

MISC. INFORMATION:

  1. Zoo closed in Friday weekly
  2. There are facilities for students to visit Sepahijala Sanctuary and Park without entry fee in some special days as under:
  1. 26th January
  2. 22nd April
  3. 1st May
  4. 5th June
  5. 15th August
  6. 27th September
  7. 2nd October
  8. 16th October
  9. 14th November