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UNESCO Paper - Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Nicole Reed

Axia College of University of Phoenix

UNESCO Paper - Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

How can we help preserve and protect the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary? The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the foothills of the Himalayas in northeastern India; to be more precise the sanctuary is in the state of Assam. The sanctuary was established in 1928 as a wildlife sanctuary and became a national park in 1990; however, in 1992 this site was placed on the world heritage in danger list for reasons we will look at later. Let us now look at the uniqueness of this sanctuary, what it has to offer humanity, and how we need to further preserve this site for our future generations.

Overview of the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

As previously stated, the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1928 and later listed on the world heritage in danger list in 1992.

The sanctuary is approximately 123,500 acres with mostly flat and low lying areas of life; it is home to the only Manas Tiger reserve in northeastern India. Not only is the Manas Tiger reserve the only one in northeastern India, but it also extends to neighboring areas, such as Bhutan where it is known as the Royal Manas National Park (Wildlife Tour & Travels, 2008). Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is not only home to the Manas tigers but there are ecologically important wetland areas that are present with a number of different species inhabiting the land. The present numbers show that the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of different species, approximately "…55 mammals, 36 reptiles, 450 species of birds, and other animal life" as well as plant life (Manas National Park, 2008). Now lets break up the view...