|Central coordinates||93o 1.45' East 25o 47.97' North|
|Altitude||100 - 500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description This site includes Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary (45,100 ha) in Karbi Anglong district and Lumding Reserve Forest (22,300 ha) in Nagaon district covering parts of central Assam. A part of this area, along with Dhansiri Reserve Forest, was proposed for a tiger reserve (Choudhury 1998). It is already a part of Dhansiri- Lungding Elephant Reserve that was notified in 2003. Marat Longri WLS includes four reserve forests: Disama, Kaki (Karbi Anglong part), Inglongkiri and Miyungdisa. The area consists of plains and undulating country to low hills, which are part of the Karbi plateau and plains of the Kopili and Diyung rivers. Other important rivers are Jamuna and Lungding. The Jamuna river marks the northern boundary of Marat Longri WLS. While these rivers are perennial, most of the smaller streams become dry during winter. The area has a tropical monsoon type climate: summers hot and wet, winters cool and dry. The area is in a relatively low rainfall zone (rain-shadow area) of northeast India. The forest type is tropical Moist Deciduous and Tropical Semievergreen. Abandoned jhums (slash-and-burn shifting cultivation of hill tribes) are covered with various grasses such as Themeda villosa, Saccharum procerum, Imperata cylindrica, Eupatorium odoratum, and shrubs. Plantations of the Forest Department are mostly of Teak Tectona grandis, Gmelina arborea and Albizzia procera.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Green Peafowl Pavo muticus||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis||non-breeding||2004||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris||non-breeding||2004||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Dhansiri-Lungding Elephant Reserve||Other||0||protected area contains site||67,400|
|Lumding Reserve Forest||Other||22,300||protected area contained by site||22,300|
|Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary||Other||45,100||protected area contained by site||45,100|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Jhum cultivation|
Acknowledgements Key contributor: Anwaruddin Choudhury.
Choudhury, A. U. (1993) A naturalist in Karbi Anglong. Gibbon Books, Guwahati.
Choudhury, A. U. (1996) Survey of primates in some parts of eastern and central Assam. Final Report to ASTEC, Guwahati. 32pp.+ maps.
Choudhury, A. U. (1998) Dhansiri Tiger Reserve. Revised proposal. The Rhino Foundation for Nature in NE India, Guwahati. 30pp. + map.
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