|Date||21 Jun 2004|
Shankarghola is a remote village 35kms from the district headquarter town of Bongaigaon in Bongaigaon District. It is in the fringe of Bhairab Chura PRF, under the juristriction of Abhayapuri Range Office of Aie Valley Division. It is a small village of Rabha and Garo tribe and some Bengali Hindus. The forest is of mixed moist deciduous type and supports mane wildlife including the famous Golden Langur Trachypithecus geei.
The forest has been degrading gradually in the entire Bhairab Chura Range, but some youths are interested to keep the forest in tact at Shankarghola.It appears to be a good habitate for the specicies. Considering the habitat shrinkgae, in future, with the help of the local community, this area could be improved to be an abode for Golden Langurs. Along with this, the biodiversitty of the area would be saved. The project also tries to find out ways to uplift socio-economic status of the local community.
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This project is part of a range of projects run by Aaranyak.