Mizoram National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries & Ramsar Sites
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Dampa Tiger Reserve
- It is located in the Lushai Hills (Mizo Hills).
- Though no tiger was found in the reserve in 2018 tiger census, recently a tiger was spotted.
- It has one of the highest clouded leopard (VU) populations in South & South East Asia.
- Major Fauna: Tiger, Indian leopard, clouded leopard.
- Major Avifauna: Great hornbill.
- Threats: Shifting cultivation, oil palm & teak plantations.
Murlen National Park
- It is located close to the Chin Hills of Myanmar. It is to the south of Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Vegetation: Semi-evergreen and sub-montane forests.
- Major Fauna: Tiger, leopard, Malayan giant squirrel, Himalayan black bear, serow, hoolock gibbon.
- Major Avifauna: Mrs. Hume’s pheasant (NT), the state bird of Mizoram and hill myna.
Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park
- It covers the entire Phawngpui mountain or Blue Mountain (2,157 m), the highest peak of Mizoram.
- Major Fauna: Slow loris, tiger, leopard, serow, goral.
- Mrs. Hume’s pheasant (NT), the state bird of Mizoram.
Wildlife Sanctuaries of Mizoram
- Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary: Lushai Hills; it is to the southwest of Murlen National Park and to the southeast of Dampa Tiger Reserve.
- Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary: North of Murlen National Park in the Lushai Hills.
- Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary: Southern Mizoram in the Mizo Hills.
- Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary: Southwest of Murlen National Park in the Lushai Hills.
- Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary: Mizo Hills of the Lunglei district.
- Tokalo Wildlife Sanctuary: South of Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary.
Ramsar Sites of Mizoram (1)
- Pala Tipo/Pala Lake is a natural lake in the the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot. It is a component of the Palak WLS.
- Major Fauna: Sambar Deer (VU), Barking Deer (Muntjac – LC), Hoolock Gibbon (EN)
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