Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary : Illegal Encroachers
Several people injured over clash between forest team and illegal encroachers at Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the southern bank of river Brahmaputra in the Sonitpur district, Assam.
- It is a part of the Laokhowa-Burachapori eco-system.
- It comprises of a mosaic of wet alluvial grassland, riparian and semi-evergreen forests dotted by wetland and river systems.
- The grassland is also rich in various kinds of medicinal herbs and plants.
- It is home to the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, wild buffalo, hog deer, wild pig, and elephants.
- It includes the highly endangered Bengal Florican.
- It also makes it an ideal breeding place for several species of migratory birds during the winter season.