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Arunachal Pradesh’s Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

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Context: An IISc study conducted in Arunachal Pradesh’s Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary reveals the threat posed to montane birds by logging and climate change.

 

Tropical montane forests, crucial biodiversity hotspots, are impacted by rising temperatures, prompting bird species to shift to higher elevations. The study emphasizes the importance of safeguarding primary forests to mitigate climate change effects.

 

About Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

It is situated in the Himalayan foothills of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, and is a protected area in India. It borders the Sessa Orchid Sanctuary to the northeast and the Pakhui Tiger Reserve across the Kameng River to the east, also being part of the Kameng Elephant Reserve. Named after the Red Eagle Division of the Indian army, the sanctuary is renowned for its rich birdlife, offering diverse species in significant numbers. Notably, Eaglenest is where the Bugun liocichla (IUCN: CR), a passerine bird species, was first discovered in 1995 and further observed and described in 2006.