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Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a National Park, UNESCONatural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam, India. Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog. Manas is famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo.
For accomodation at the park we recommend the Florican Cottages run by the Manas Ever Welfare Society (MEWS) which is a non-profit group formed by volunteer youth from villages aroundManas National Park. Formed in 2005, they work with the Bodo Territorial Council and also other NGOs like ATREEand the WWF in promoting eco-tourism in Manas. Primary activities include
  • spreading awarenesss among the villagers regarding wildlife from Manas, conducting workshops in schools and awareness campaigns
  • promoting mutually helpful mechanisms for village economies, such as erecting watchtowers to detect animal incursions
  • in cooperaion with forest department, helping poachers to surrender (erstwhile poachers are often inducted as conservation volunteers)
  • conducting censuses of wildlife as part of Project Tiger; also elephants and buffalo.
  • conducting economic and lifestyle surveys among villagers
  • promoting eco-tourism in conjunction with local community
Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos)Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)Crested Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)Mountain Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus nipalensis)Collared Falconet (Microhierax caerulescens)Collared Falconet (Microhierax caerulescens)River Lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelii)Small Pratincole (Glareola lactea)Small Pratincole (Glareola lactea)Small Pratincole (Glareola lactea)Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis)Blue-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni)Blue-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni)Blue-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni)Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)Grey Bush Chat (Saxicola ferreus)Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus speciosus)Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

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