Dibru Saikhowa National Park


  • The Oil India Ltd (OIL) leak in Assam has contaminated water bodies that flow into the Maguri Motapung Beel, a large wetland, and the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park (DSNP).

About the Park

  • It is a national park in Assam located in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
  • It was designated a Biosphere Reserve in July 1997.
  • The park is bounded by the Brahmaputra and Lohit Rivers in the north and Dibru river in the south.
  • It mainly consists of moist mixed semi-evergreen forests, moist mixed deciduous forests, canebrakes and grasslands.
  • It is the largest Salix swamp forest in north-eastern India, with a tropical monsoon climate with a hot and wet summer and cool and usually dry winter.

About the Beel

  • Beel is the Local name for a Lake
  • Maguri Beel is a large wetland located near Guijan Ghat, gateway of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and Biosphere Reserve.
  • A place where you have a very close view of thousands of Migratory birds.
  • It is an Important Birding Site (IBA) by BirdLife International.
  • It is located in the south bank of the Dibru River, which is a channel of the mighty Brahmaputra River.
  • Pigeon-tailed jacana, ruddy Shelduck, yellow wagtails, purple swamphens, Asian open bills, northern pintails, northern lapwing, Eurasian coot and stonechats are commonly found birds in the beel.

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