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WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

            For management and preservation of wildlife in the State, the Department has a full-fledged wildlife wing under Chief Wildlife Warden, an officer of CCF rank. Wildlife Preservation Division was created during the year 1976-77 with Headquarter at Dimapur which is entrusted with following responsibilities

i.     Intangki National Park                    20202 ha .

ii.    Zoological Park Kohima.

            iii.   Rangapahar Wildlife Sanctuary        470 ha.

iv.    Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary                 642 ha.

v.     Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary         923 ha.

  Zoological Park at Kohima

  The Government has decided to shift the present Zoological Park to Dimapur at Rangapahar Wildlife Sanctuary, with a view to introduce many species of animals and birds of warm region. The present Zoological Park shall however be converted into captive breeding center for Tragopan .

Tragopan Breeding Project in London ( U. K.)

  This Captive Breeding Project under the auspices of the World Pheasant Association was successful in breeding of Blythe’s Tragopan, but its quality and character have degenerated due to inbreeding. The Department is likely to send one more pair of birds to the association to minimise the risks of inbreeding, to the association in near future.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park 

  i.            The Intangki National  Park covering an area of 20202 ha. has been maintained during the year. Radio Telecommunication installed during 1988-89 continued to function.  The efforts to keep the park free of encroachers continued unabated.

ii.             The Rangapahar Wildlife Sanctuary, Dimapur, covering an area of 470 ha. shall be converted into Deer Sanctuary in near future. The proposal is pending with the G.O.I.

iii.            In addition to the above sanctuaries, the other two Wildlife Sanctuaries:-  

(a)   Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary in Kohima District covering an area of 923 ha was maintained.  It is a natural habitat for Blyth’s Tragopan.

(b)  Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary spread over 642 ha. was maintained.