Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary

by Aug 3, 2021Wildlife, Wildlife Sanctuary0 comments

Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary (13 km from Pasighat) is spread over a cluster of river islands. One can reach there by cruising the Siang River.

The unique ecosystem of this sanctuary has made it a natural habitat for different species of birds including migratory birds like cranes, wild ducks, storks, waterfowls, etc, which come from Siberia and Mongolia from September to February every year. The sanctuary is a veritable delight to amateur and professional ornithologists.

The forest islands are home to hog deer, hispid hare, and wild buffalo, Sambars, elephants, and other rainforest macro and microfauna.

History

Named after the famed Indian politician, Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary is a prominent destination for eco-tourism in India. D’Ering Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1976, and was initially called the Lali Wildlife Sanctuary (after Lali Reserve Forest, which was notified as a sanctuary). It was renamed D’Ering in 1986.

Location and Geography

D’Ering is divided into three ranges – Anchalghat, Sibiamukh and Barghuli, and is administered by the Divisional Forest Officer based at Pasighat.

Spanning in an area of around 190 sq kms, Daying Ering Sanctuary is fringed by Siang River in three directions and has grasslands and wooded area. Most of this sanctuary, about 80%, is covered with grass. The rest are riverine forests mixed with bamboo and secondary forests.

Flora

The physiography of the area is “Reverine Plains” and floristic composition is mainly of thatch and grasses. The woodland is represented by scattered patches of trees of Bombax ceiba, Albizia spp., Dillenia indica and Termenelia myriocarpa associated with Saccharam, Upetorium, Arondonex, Noyrandia, Thysumalaana maxima, Chrysepegon, Impereta cylindrica etc. Some species of Hedges like Cyperus spp., Geripus spp., and Timbristysic spp etc also occur.

Fauna

The grassy and forested area of the sanctuary is home to wild buffalo, deer, elephants and certain other rainforest species and serves as shelter for migratory birds in the winter months. Whereas, the dense wooded area is inhabited by animals like leopard, leopard cat, barking deer, civet cat, sambar, jackal, wild boar, python, and porcupine.

The sanctuary becomes home to migratory birds during the winter season and shelters species of birds from Siberia and Mongolia. The migratory birds like cranes, wild ducks, storks, waterfowls from Siberia and Mongolia can be spotted in the park between September and February every year.