|Date||31 Jan 2002|
The state of Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India is recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot. However all the existing wildlife reserves in Arunachal largely cover low to mid elevation areas, although regions over 3000m elevation account for nearly a quarter of the area of the state. Wildlife inventorying, ecological research, and conservation efforts have also been restricted to lower elevation areas.
There has been no documentation of high altitude wildlife, and no high altitude wildlife reserves have been established. We propose to undertake a survey of high altitude regions of Arunachal Pradesh to document the distribution and conservation status of wildlife, and identify areas for establishment of wildlife reserves.
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