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Note on Ngengpui and Palak Wildlife Sanctuaries in South Mizoram


Forestry management and biodiversity of Ngengpui and Palak Wildlife Sanctuaries were studied by Rapid Appraisal Method on study tour held in April 2003. Ngengpui Sanctuary is the third largest in Mizoram and that of the Palak Sanctuary is the smallest one which falls under the jurisdiction of the Mara Autonomous District Council in South Mizoram. Both the Sanctuaries are quite rich in biodiversity but with different status of species richness and ecological habitats. Ngengpui Sanctuary is richly bestowed with plants and animals in such clearly defined ecosystems and the Palak Sanctuary is endowed with a beautiful natural lake (Palak lake) with thick canopy of canes around the lake. Wild elephant living alone in a limited habitat of Palak forest was found critically endangered. Study on forestry and wildlife management is presented in this paper.

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