Mizoram National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries & Ramsar Sites

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National Parks Tiger Reserves Wildlife Sanctuaries of North East: Arunachal Pradesh Assam Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland and Tripura

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 Wetland

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