BARPETA: Manas National Park, the UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, has been conferred another award for conserving tigers.
Global Tiger Forum, an international organization supported by the governments of all the countries for tiger conservation purposes, conferred Manas National Park (Manas Tiger Project) and Royal Manas National Park of Bhutan jointly the Tiger Conservation Excellence Award.
Due to the pandemic, virtual prize was given to Manas Tiger Project in presence of the officers of Manas National Park. Amal Sarma, Project Director, Manas Tiger Project, said that in the year 2010, the number of panthers in the park was 10 but now it had increased to 30. Among them, four are small and 26 are big. During the last 10 years, the number of leopards has increased up to 28 in Manas National Park. The Deputy Commissioner of Barpeta, Munindra Sarma congratulated Amal Sarma, the Project Director of Manas National Park, for this award.
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