|Town/Region||Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Date||29 Sep 2004|
Northeast India held a unique place in the world biodiversity map. The region also enjoys the highest primate diversity in India harboring 9 species out of the total 15 primate species in the country. The tropical and subtropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh , one of the seven Northeastern states also supports 9 primate species . Moreover, recent surveys report the probable existence of a new species (sub-species) from Namdapha and Pakhe Tiger Reserve in the state .
However, in vast areas of the state including Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary any systematic primate survey is yet to be carried out. Due to its bio-geographical continuity with Myanmar and China, there remains the possibility of occurrence of high primate diversity in Dibang area. Besides, this region is the extreme point of distribution of the primates in India. Current status of the 9 primate species of the region however, shows that all the species need conservation effort in the remaining habitats. Therefore, in the existing scenario of wanton destruction of habitat loss and fragmentation in the entire distribution range in the region, the current project has been proposed to survey the status of primates of the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary.
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This project is part of a range of projects run by Aaranyak.