Tuesday, 19 May 2020

9 Reasons Why You Should Save Dehing-Patkai, The Amazon of The East

Coal Mining in Dehing Patkai is Justifiable?

9 Reasons why You should save Dehing-Patkai, The Amazon of The East

Commonly known as "The Amazon of The East", the widely spread Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is a big tank of oxygen for the state of Assam. Needless to mention that Dehing Patkai is nature built home of enriched biodiversity. But the Sanctity of this sanctuary is at stake after the NBWL or National Board for Wildlife has shown green flag to Coal India Limited for extraction of coal ores from a part of this large sanctuary, an area named Saleki. The aware citizens are now questioning the decisions.
Let us try to explore why this Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is so important for preservation of nature. 9 Reasons Why You Should Save Dehing patkai, The Amazon of The East:

1.Amazon of the east: 'Amazon of the East' not mere an adjective of this large sanctuary, but conveys the significance aspect of this sanctuary. The Dehing Patkai is spread in a span of 111.19 square kilometers and covers two districts' interlining borders, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. The tails of the sanctuary, traceable in the form of periphery geographical areas, the length even stretches to 575 square kilometers including one more district of Sivsagar.



9 Reasons why You should save Dehing-Patkai, The Amazon of The East

2. Home to flora and fauna: Flora and fauna of Dehing Patkai is an identity of its biodiversity. This rain forest provides soil for the growth of some rare species of plants, a large portion of which are still unnamed. The varied flora and fauna enhances the density this sanctuary. The coal mining is therefore a potential threat. The profit seeking companies cannot safeguard the virginity of our dense forests. So the social thinkers are discontent with NBWL's unbalancing decision.



9 Reasons why You should save Dehing-Patkai, The Amazon of The East

3. Endangered Species/Mammals species: Forests preserve true diamonds. No, we are not talking about glowing diamonds. We keep it in the context of the living species which are very thin on ground due to our constant aggression on them and on their homes. Yes, the Dehing Patkai is still a shelter for many endangered species. The experts have tallied so far a total of 47 mammal species, 50 rare snake species, over 300 species of rare but colorful birds and many more other endangered species.


9 Reasons why You should save Dehing-Patkai, The Amazon of The East

4. Home of our state bird: White winged duck is a rare species of bird and also decors the tag of "State Bird of Assam". Thanks to this Dehing patkai, because it still provides a safe harbour for this almost endangered white winged duck.



9 Reasons why You should save Dehing-Patkai, The Amazon of The East



9 Reasons why You should save Dehing-Patkai, The Amazon of The East

5. Home Of Rarest Kingfisher "Blyth's Kingfisher": The rarest species of bird available here include another unfamiliar species called "Blyth's Kingfisher". You must be thankful that this rare species of kingfisher dives in the heavenly rain forests of Dehing Patkai, because it is not seen in other parts of India. This is a medium sized Kingfisher birds. You should be an admirer of this forest for homing this beautiful blue-black feathery bird called Blyth's Kingfisher.



9 Reasons why You should save Dehing-Patkai, The Amazon of The East
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6. 400 Rare Species of Birds: The evening sky at Dehing Patkai is full of flocks of birds, and the setting sun's reddish tonal of light would make the scenario even more heavenly. 400 species of rare birds fly in unison over the sky of Dehing Patkai.

7. Big Oxygen Tank:A forest that is as wide and long as 111.19 square kilometers and periphery of which even stretches an area of 575 square kilometers, definitely becomes a dominant determinant of the climate condition of the area. The huge forest contributes as a big source of life supporting oxygen. Because of the existence of  Dehing Patkai, the climate of Upper Assam is not hot. A mild climate which is favourable and healthy for the people there is a grace of the nature.

8. The sanctuary is already a Proposed Reserve Forest: The Assam government proposed this sanctuary as a Reserve Forest. So, it must be questioned that how mining may be permitted in a proposed reserve.

9. Ecological Balance: The Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, is accountable for many positive contribution to the entire state of Assam. The forest maintains ecological balance by maintaining  the orderly forest life.

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