Pakke Tiger Reserve
Pakke Tiger Reserve is located in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by the Tenga Reserve Forest to the North, Doimara Reserve Forest on the West, Nameri National Park and Tiger Reserve (Assam) on the South and some agricultural land as well as Papum Reserve Forest on the East. The landscape has high species diversity and endemicity as it forms the transition zone between the Indian and Malayan eco-regions. The two important parts of the NorthEast Indian tiger landscape are the Brahmaputra flood plains and the North-East Indian hills.
Pakke and Nameri Tiger Reserves are situated North of the river Brahmaputra in the transition zone between the Assam plains and the hilly forests of Arunachal Pradesh. Together, they form one of the largest blocks of semi-evergreen and evergreen forests in the North-East. They are extremely important in maintaining contiguity within the North-East Indian forests and are centrally located within the Western Assam and Arunachal forests. On the West, they are connected with Sonai-Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary through Sessa Orchid Wildlife Sanctuary and Eaglenest Wildlife sanctuary, on the South with Kaziranga Tiger Reserve and Karbi-Anglong hills, and towards the North, they are contiguous with Tale valley and Lower Subansiri forests, which are contiguous with East – Siang and further into Namdapha Tiger Reserve in Changlang district in eastern Arunachal Pradesh.
Area of the Tiger Reserve
Core/critical tiger habitat : 861.95 Sq. Km
Buffer/Peripheral area : 515.00 Sq. Km.
Total : 1276.95 Sq. Km