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 Blythes 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
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.
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.
In addition to the above sanctuaries, the other two Wildlife Sanctuaries:-
Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary in Kohima
District covering an area of 923 ha was maintained.
It is a natural habitat for Blyths Tragopan.
Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
spread over 642 ha. was maintained.