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Arunachal CM assures full support for protection of Namdapha National Park

Admitting that human encroachment of the park is a big concern, the CM assured to take immediate action for removal of encroachment in the core area of the park, a communique said here on Friday.

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Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has assured that the Government will provide full support in the upkeep and protection of the Namdapha National Park.

Khandu’s assurance came when the authorities apprised him about encroachment inside the Namdapha National Park, which is around 30 sq kms of the core area and urged for its protection during his visit to the park at Miao in Changlang district on Thursday. The issue was also raised by his Cabinet colleague Kamlung Mossang who was also present along with him and requested the same.

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Admitting that human encroachment of the park is a big concern, the CM assured to take immediate action for removal of encroachment in the core area of the park, a communique said here on Friday.

The park authorities also briefed Khandu about the significance of the Namdapha National Park, which is home to four big cat species – tiger, common leopard and clouded leopard. It is also home to the Holoong tree, the state tree of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Nampdapha National Park is not only an important park of the state but the nation due to its biodiversity and presence of four big cats in an area of about 1985 sq km.

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