Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Upper Dibang Valley district, the least populated district in India, formed in 2011, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Red Panda, an Endangered animal species, is found here.
Dibang River inside Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary near Indo-China border, was created in 1992. A beautiful lake is there in the middle of the valley. Dibang River, which flows through the length of the valley, originates in China.
Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary has an area of 5112 square kilometers. It is rich in flora and fauna. This wildlife sanctuary is home to rare species of animals like Asiatic black bear, Gongshan Muntjac, Mishmi Takin, Musk deer, Red Goral, Serow, Tiger,etc. Its also home to some rare species of birds like Blyth’s Tragopan, Sclater’s Monal, etc.
Namdapha Tiger Reserve and Pakke Tiger Reserve are part of this wildlife sanctuary. Kameng Elephant Reserve is also part of this sanctuary.
Dibang wildlife sanctuary was recently in the news for spotting a flying squirrel named ‘Mishmi Hills giant flying squirrel’ (Petaurista Mishmiensis), discovered near the border of the sanctuary.
How Do I Go to Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary?
Dibang wildlife sanctuary is quite hard to access, as it lies at the north eastern part of the country. Anini, the capital of the district is the northernmost district capital in India. Roing is the main settlement near to Anini.
Guwahati railway station is the nearest major railway station to Dibang wildlife sanctuary. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport alias Guwahati International Airport is the nearest major airport to the wildlife sanctuary. (Tezu Airport is at around 300 kilometers away from Anini. Itanagar Airport is a new airport under construction in the state. Both these airports are not operational now.)