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The Jeypore-Dehing forest landscape comprises the Dehing-Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS), Upper Dehing East and West Block Reserve Forests, Jeypore Reserve Forest and Dilli Reserve Forest spread across the three districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Sivasagar, covering an area of 575 sq. km, of which the protected area under Dehing Patkai WLS is only 111sq km. It is among the last lowland evergreen forests (Assam Valley Wet Evergreen Forest) remnants in the region.
Being a completely virgin rainforest, this sanctuary is very rich in biodiversity. It is an ideal habitat for non-human primates. Till date, 42 species of mammals, 40 species of reptiles and 30 species of butterflies have been listed from here. The most common mammal species of this sanctuary are – Hoolock Gibbon, slow loris, Pig-tailed Macaque, Stump-tailed Macaque, Capped Langur, Asian Elephant, Tiger, Black Panther, Leopard, Gaur, Chinese Pangolin, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Squirrel, Leopard Cat, Clouded Leopard, Porcupine, Crab Eating Mongoose, Sambar, Sun bear, Binturong, Barking deer, Golden cat, marbled cat etc.
Where to stay:
Forest Inspection Bungalow at Digboi,
contact - Divisional Forest Officer, Digboi Division, Digboi,
The Private Lodges are -
Digboi Tourist Lodge cum Restaurant,
Golai No.1, Digboi, P.O. Digboi,
Tel.- 94351 69247,
Central Transit Accommodation,
Whom to contact for visit:
Divisional Forest Officer, Digboi Division, P.O. Digboi, Pin: 786171, Dist.
Tinsukia, Tel.- 03751-264433, Range Forest Officer, Soraipung, P.O. Bhadoipanchali, Dist: Tinsukia, Range Forest Officer, Margherita West Range. P.O. Margherita, Dist: Tinsukia