Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
Situated on the foothills of Himalayas, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the north-eastern state of India, Assam. A biodiversity hotspot, Manas National park is a UNESCO World heritage site. Covering an area of 39,100 hectares, the park is a Project Tiger Reserve and an Elephant Reserve.
This park provides viable habitats for rare and endangered species such as Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur, Greater one-horned rhino, Swamp deer, Bengal florican and Pygmy hog.
Manas has exceptional importance within the Indian sub-continentís protected areas. It is one of the most significant remaining natural areas in the region, where sizeable populations of a large number of threatened species continue to survive.