Assam Current affairs : In today’s daily Assam Current affairs season we will discuss about a recent development about the addition of a new national park in assam.
• Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on the occasion of World Environment Day announced that Raimona has been added to the latest addition to Assam’s existing National Parks.
• The Raimona National Park, which falls under Kokrajhar district, is a part of a contiguous forest patch with an area of 422 square km, covering the northern part of the notified Ripu Reserve Forest, which forms the westernmost buffer to Manas Tiger Reserve in the southern foothills of Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspot.
About Raimona National park :
The Raimona National Park is within the Bodoland Territorial Region. The boundary of Raimona National Park, which forms with the Sonkosh River on the west along the inter-state boundary of West Bengal and Assam from Indo-Bhutan border up to fire line Ride-6 southwards (BP30) and Saralbhanga River on the east, runs northwards till it touches the Indo-Bhutan international boundary on the north and remaining part of Ripu RF on the south.
The southern boundary runs eastwards along the fire line Ride-6 up to Pekua River where it runs at 90 degrees southwards till it meets the fire line Ride-3.
The new National Park shares contiguous forest patches of Phipsoo Wildlife Sanctuary and Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park in Bhutan (total area of 1,999 square km), creating a trans-boundary conservation landscape of more than 2,400 square km.