Bangladesh join hands to protect spectacled Langur [ Current Affairs ]

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Government of India and Bangladesh govt has decided to take concerted conservation efforts to protect the rare spectacled Langur. The aim at efforts will be taken to protect this species of Langur found in Patharia Hills Reserve Forest on other side of the fenced border along both nations in Karimganj district of Assam’s Barak Valley.

  • According to the agreement, it was taken into effect at the meeting of higher officials of both countries and the primary focus of this conservation effort is to preserve the habitat for the survival of the primates in the Patharia Hills Reserve Forest.
  • Both countries decided to spread awareness campaigns which will be conducted in the fringe villages to urge people not to destroy the forests for firewood. Spectacled Monkey is popularly known as the ‘Chasme vala bandar’.
  • The Patheria Hills reserve Forest is spread over an area of around seven thousand hectares on the Indian side and consists of two blocks Patheria ‘A’ and ‘B’. They have white spectacle like patches around the eyes.
  • White spectacle Langur is only the forest in Assam, but the Spectacled Monkey is found while Mizoram and Tripura are the other two states in the country where it inhabits.

- Published on: April 27, 2015