About Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong landscape

Karbi Anglong landscape
© Garga Mohan/WWF-India

Habitat and distribution

The Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong Landscape (KKL) is a vital site situated within the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot. KKL is spread over 25,000 km2 south of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, touching the neighbouring states of Meghalaya and Nagaland in north-eastern India. The vision for this biodiversity-rich and culturally-diverselandscape is to ensure that large mammals, especially tigers, elephants and rhinos persist in connected ranges with minimal wildlife-human conflict.

Kaziranga National Park, the biggest protected area (PA) in this landscape is connected with the rest of the landscape through four corridors, namely Panbari, Haldhibari, Amguri and Kanchanjhuri, which are facing anthropogenic pressures. This landscape has a population of about 2500 elephants – about half of Assam’s elephant population and more than 70 per cent of Assam’s tigers. In addition, this landscape boasts of more than 2,000 rhinos, comprising close to 90 per cent of the rhino population of India. This makes the area critical for protection and conservation of wildlife and their habitats.

The region is also endowed with rich ethnic diversity. The diverse cultural and traditional practices among the ethnic tribes and other communities contribute to a complex demographic structure throughout the landscape.
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