“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP)

  • The KLNP is a national park in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur in India.
  • It is 40 km2 in area, the only floating park in the world, located in North East India, and an integral part of Loktak Lake.
  • The national park is characterized by floating decomposed plant material locally called Phumdi at the south–eastern side of the Loktak Lake, which has been declared a Ramsar site.
  • It was created in 1966 as a wildlife sanctuary to preserve the natural habitat of the endangered Eld’s deer.
  • In 1977, it was gazetted as national park.

Key faunas

  • KLNP is home to the last of the brow-antlered deer (Rucervus eldii eldii), one of the most endangered deer in the world.
  • It is locally called as Sangai.
  • The animal is, in fact, in danger of losing its home—most of the phumdis, or floating swamps, are unable to sustain its weight.
  • In 1951, it was reported extinct, but British tea planter and naturalist Edward Pritchard Gee rediscovered it in 1953.

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