The Assam Kaziranga University

Assam’s Garbhanga Reserve Forest is expected to be designated as a wildlife sanctuary soon.

The Garbhanga reserve forest, bordering Meghalaya, will become Assam’s 25th wildlife sanctuary if it is officially declared.

“In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 18(1), (2) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended up-to-date, the governor of Assam is pleased to declare its intention to constitute the land described in the Schedules annexe here to as Garbhanga Wildlife Sanctuary,” stated Assam Governor’s notification.

Following the settlement of rights, a total of 117 square kilometres of land in the Rani and Garbhanga reserve forests will most likely be designated as a wildlife sanctuary.

Under Section 18(B) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, the Assam Governor has also appointed a deputy commissioner of Kamrup-Metro district as collector to inquire into and determine the existence, nature, and extent of rights of any person in or over the land comprised within the limits.

The Assam Kaziranga University