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Nokrek National Park, or Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, is a national park located Approximately 2km from Tura Peak in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya,India. UNESCO added this National park to its list of Biosphere Reserves in May 2009.[1][2]Along with Balpakram, Nokrek is a hotspot of biodiversity in Meghalaya.[3]

Nokrek has a remnant population of the Red panda that has generated curiosity across the world. One was accidentally shot by Dr J. Lao in 1960s.[4][5] Nokrek is also an important habitat of the Asian elephants.[6] The park had eight species of cats, ranging from Tiger to Marbled cat but the current status of the former is uncertain.[7]

There are seven species of primates in Nokrek. The rare Stump-tailed macaque is frequently seen near the main trek to the peak.[8] The Pig-tailed macaque also occurs.[9]Hoolocks are common and their calls could be heard all over Nokrek.[10]

Nokrek is also an Important Bird Area.[11][12]

Kaziranga National Park (Assamese: কাজিৰঙা ৰাষ্ট্ৰীয় উদ্যান, Kazirônga Rastriyô Uddan, pronounced [kazirɔŋɡa rastrijɔ udːan] ([pic] listen)) is a national park in theGolaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. A World Heritage Site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses.[1]Kaziranga boasts the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer.[2]Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International for conservation of avifaunal species. Compared to other protected areas in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high species diversity and visibility. Kaziranga contains significant breeding populations of 35 mammalian species,[20] of which 15 are threatened as per the IUCN Red...

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