Papum Reserve Forest, Pakke Kessang

About Papum Reserve Forest Information-Pakke Kessang

Papum Reserve Forest, Pakke Kessang: Papum Reserve Forest is the main attraction of Pakke Kessang. The rich forest area shares its area with the Papum Pure district. The reserved forest area is located between two major wildlife sanctuaries - Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary to the east and Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary to the west.

Spread over an area of 1, 06,300 hectares, ithas a wide range of flora and fauna. The forest area is located at an altitude ranging from 100 meters to 1600 meters across the mountainous ranges. The forest comes under the Himalayan forest zone. A number of streams flow through the forest and finally merge into the Brahmaputra River.

The rich vegetation of the forest consists of Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest,Sub-tropical Broadleaf Hill Forest, and Tropical Semi-evergreen forest.

The fauna of the forest consists of White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Great Pied Buceros bicornis, Oriental Pied Anthracoceros albirostris, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Tiger, Asian Elephant, Gaur, wild water buffaloes etc.

The forest area is used for Forestry and Agriculture but the fear of illegal sale and procurement of timber, loss to greenery due to grazing and encroachment are the major issues that the forest department is facing.

Visitors find a trip to the forest very interesting especially bird watching is very exciting. 


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