Categories of Biodiversity values as a World Heritage Site
Heritage Site. Criteria Natural-N (ii), (iii), (iv) – 1985.
& endangered fauna: Pygmy hog, Golden langur, Hispid hare, Bengal
florican and Tiger. Flora: Curcomorpha longiflora, Echinocarpus assamicus, Paspalum
longifolium var. lorirhachis, Parakaempferia synantha.
water buffalo, Asiatic Elephant, Dhole.
river, semi evergreen forest and terai grassland.
wood, livestock grazing, NTFP collection, medicinal plant and water for irrigation
Categories of Socio-cultural values as a Manas Biosphere Reserve
It produces timber, fuel wood
and non-timber forests produce for local people.It provides fodder for domestic
livestock. It provides water for
irrigationIt generates mandays for local
It is located in
the confluence of 3-majore Bio-geographic Zones viz. Lower Gangetic plains
(7B), Central Himalayas (2C) and Brahamputra valley (8A).It provides
shelter to many endangered, threatened and rare species of animals like
tiger, Asian elephant, pygmy hog, golden langur, hispid hare, Assam roofed
turtle, Bengal florican, white bellied heron, great pied hornbill, etc.It is a
significant habitat for long ranging species (Elephant, Tiger and Gaur) and
provides habitat connectivity.
Ecological processes and
Catchment conservation of
several major rivers (Beki, Pahumara, Pata, Burisuti and Basra) for
downstream habitations and irrigation which sustain economic well being of
the region.Ecological security and
environmental amelioration (pollution absorption) for the region.It acts as a carbon sink of the
It represents several elements
of eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot.
Significant scope of Wildlife
research and education.It has socio-economic issues,
ethnic diversity, and many endangered and endemic species. Thus, it provides
an excellent opportunity to Scientists for improving understanding of the
It represents the fragile Shiwalik
and Himalayan landscape and rock features.It represents physical
attributes of bhabar and terai eco-system.
Potential for eco-tourism,
aesthetic value, wilderness experience, close canopy and dense old forest,
bird watching. Scenic beauty of beki river near Mathanguri.
Significant scope for Nature
interpretation and conservation awareness.
Sacred rock carved of Bathao
religion.Rack age sign of Gauripur king
attacked on Manas TR and spiritual sites.Bodo, Assamese and Tea tribe