The Park Management has set the following vision for the management of the Core Zone:-
“To protect and preserve the core landscape with outstanding beauty, diversity and ecological processes for posterity and provide the single largest contiguous natural habitat for tigers in the Eastern Himalayas”
Management Goals :
- To maintain a viable population of tiger and it’s prey base in Manas landscape and preservation of bio-diversity of the Protected Area.
- To conserve and enhance the biodiversity of the Core, with special focus on the conservation of large mammals, along with low-impact, dispersed and diversified ecotourism ensuring maximum economic benefits for local communities.
Management Objectives :
The Manas Tiger Reserve in its entirety was among the first nine Tiger Reserves to be included in Project Tiger in the year 1973. The management objectives of this protected area are very broadly based on the objectives as envisaged under para 4.1 and 4.2 of the Project Report submitted by Task Force of the Indian Board for Wildlife, Govt. of India. These broad objectives are as under:-
- To ensure the maintenance of a viable population of tiger for scientific, economic, aesthetic, cultural and ecological values.
- To preserve, for all times, areas of such biological importance as a national heritage for the benefit, education and enjoyment of the people.
Based on enhanced biodiversity values, additional opportunities as well as constraints, the specific objectives of the management of the Core Zone are as under: –
- To manage the over-all diversity of wildlife habitats, including grasslands/ meadows for supporting a good prey base for carnivores.
- To strengthen protection measures against all kinds of poaching, intrusion, illicit grazing and illicit collection of MFP.
- To increase tiger population during the plan period.
- To protect and preserve the unique population of flagship species such as Pygmy Hog, Golden Langurs, Wild Buffalo, Rhino Hispid Hare and Bengal Florican among others.
- To ensure low impact and ecologically sustainable wildlife tourism for the enjoyment of visitors and conservation awareness.
- To develop technical skills of the select staff for the translocation of various wildlife species to other protected areas under active wildlife management.
- To conduct research and monitoring activities for the technical support of the Park Management.
- To reintroduce a small population of Great Horned Rhinoceros and Swamp deer.
- To manage stray, problematic and orphaned wildlife, specially tigers, leopards, bears and elephants and make efforts for their rehabilitation.