Dudhwa national park
Posted on : 29 Nov 2019Views: 451
- The Dudhwa National Park is a national park in the Terai belt of marshy grasslands of northern Uttar Pradesh.
- It is part of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve covering the areas of Kheri and Lakhimpur districts.
- Dudhwa became a tiger reserve in 1879. The area was established in 1958 as a wildlife sanctuary for swamp deer.
- In 1987, the park was declared a tiger reserve and brought under the purview of the ‘Project Tiger’.
- Together with the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary it forms the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
- It is located on the Indo-Nepal border in the Lakhimpur Kheri District, and has buffer of reserved forest areas on the northern and southern sides.
- It represents one of the few remaining examples of a highly diverse and productive Terai ecosystem, supporting many endangered species, obligate species of tall wet grasslands and species of restricted distribution.
- It is well known sanctuary of the swamp deer and is home to tigers, leopards, varieties of deer, antelopes, elephants, jackal, hyena etc
- It is also a bird watchers' heaven.
- A large number of rhinos are also found here.
- The park has some of the best forests of 'Sal' tree in the world, amongst other flora.
Article Related Questions
Consider the following statements regarding Dudhwa national park
1. The national park is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh
2. The park is declared as a tiger reserve and brought under the purview of the ‘Project Tiger’.
Which of the above statement is/are correct?
3.Both 1 and 2
4.Neither 1 nor 2
Right Ans : 2 only