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D. Ering Wildlife Sanctuary

24th September, 2023 Environment

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  • Two rescued wild animals, a Fishing Cat and a Python, were released in the Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh‘s East Siang district.


  • D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It was established in 1978.
  • Most of this sanctuary, about 80% is covered with grass, the rest are riverine forests mixed with bamboo and secondary forests.
  • The sanctuary is 13km away from Pasighat, home to a variety of plants, trees and animals.
  • It is home to two of the great cats-the Tiger and the Leopard.
  • Here, one can find the endangered Takin, Hoolock Gibbon, Red Panda, Slow Lories and Capped Langur.
  • This park is situated between the Siang and Sibya rivers, east of Pasighat town.

  • The rivers, through their meandering courses, create several large and small islands or chaporis that form the sanctuary.
  • Eighty per cent of the sanctuary comprises alluvial wet grassland, while the remaining consists of woodland and waterbodies.
  • The sanctuary is divided into three ranges namely Borguli, Anchalghat, and Namsing.
  • Borguli and Anchalghat are the major entry points to the sanctuary.
  • Apart from these animals, wild buffaloes, wild elephants, Hog Deer, etc. are found here in abundance.
  • The sanctuary becomes home to migratory birds during the winter season and shelters species of birds from Siberia and Mongolia.
  • The Anchalghat range, characterized by shorter grasslands, is one of the world’s best sites for the critically endangered Bengal florican.
  • Other birds of interest include pied harriers, hen harriers, greater thick-knees, Himalayan rubythroats, bright-headed cisticolas, graceful prinias, chestnut-crowned warblers, and cinereous vultures.
  • Among other wildlife, the most ubiquitous residents of the national park include Asian elephants and Asiatic buffaloes.


Q. Consider the following statements with reference to D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary:

1.    D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Assam.

2.    This park is situated between Lohit and Subansiri rivers.

3.    Most of this sanctuary, about 80% is covered with Bamboo.

How many of the above are correctly matched?

A) Only 1

B) Only 2

C) All 3

D) None

Answer: D) None