20 Aug 2020
- Due to concern over the reported disturbance that may affect the biodiversity and wildlife of the tiger reserve Arunachal Pradesh chief minister ordered to keep in abeyance all survey works, ongoing or scheduled, on the road through the Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR).
About Pakke Tiger Reserve
- Situated in the Pakke Kessang district, Pakke Tiger Reserve is a part of Pakhui or Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary.
- It became Tiger Reserve in 2002
- PTR adjoins reserved forests and Nameri National Park of Assam in south and south-east and to its east, lies the Pakke River and Papum Reserve Forest.
- In the west, the park is bounded by the Bhareli or Kameng River, Doimara RF and Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary and in the north, it is flanked by the Kameng River and the Shergaon Forest Division.
- It comes under Easter Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspot
- PTR won India Biodiversity Award 2016 in the category of ‘Conservation of threatened species’ for its Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme.