Assam: Government has approved the 7th, 8th, and 9th Additions to Kaziranga National Park and published the Preliminary Notifications. It is mentionable that the additions include encroachment evicted areas and suitable wildlife habitat at riverine islands (chaporis) which were also vulnerable to encroachment. It is a move to consolidate the wildlife areas anticipating better wildlife conservation and reduction in human-wildlife negative interactions in the future.
7th addition 176 ha (Deosur, Palkhowa, Deosur Hill PRF), Nagaon District
8th addition 307 ha (Banderdubi), Nagaon District
9th addition 2570 ha (Mokua chapori), Sonitpur District.
Chief Minister of Assam SarbanandaSonowal, Environment & Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister Keshab Mahanta, Minister Atul Bora, Principal Secretary environment and forest department Assam, PCCF HoFF, PCCF WL, CWLW, District administration of Nagaon and Sonitpur, NGOs, fringe villagers, media personnel and all the well-wishers of Kaziranga their kind interest in wildlife conservation.