Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Arunachal Pradesh, India, with an area of 337 km2 (130 sq mi). It was established in 1995. It is also known as Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

History

It is a part of Tale Range Forest (515.875 Sq.Km) notified during 1976 vides No.FOR.101/71 dated 15.05.1976.

Tale WLS (337 Sq.Km) notified vide No.CWL/D/58/88/Pt/2993-3092 dated 14.06.1995.

In a significant development, the State Wildlife Advisory Board, in its meeting on 4 December 2010, approved the creation of a new Talle Wildlife Sanctuary Division to be headquartered at Manipolyang.

Location and Geography

Talle Valley WLS covers an area of 337 Sq. Km and lies roughly in between the subansiri, Sipu and Pange rivers surrounded by densely forested mountains ranging for 2,000 to 4,000 meters altitude and harbours subtropical and temperate broad-leaved and conifer forests.

Arunachal Pradesh as a whole contains 40% of the floral and faunal species in India. The Ziro valley has a good share of this biodiversity. 30 kilometres from the town of Ziro is the sanctuary.

At the altitude of 2400 metres, Talley is a plateau with dense forest of silver fir trees, pine clad plateau of beautiful grandeur, and a vast wasteland.

Talle camp is 30 km from Ziro, the headquarters of Lower Subansiri district. The gateway to the sanctuary is the Pange Camp which is 7 km from Manpolyang.

It falls under the Boreal Zone of the sub-sone Sino Himalayan of the 3rd East Himalayan biotic province (Rodgers, 1985).

Flora

There are about 16 endangered plants that have survived in this area, they are: Panax Sikkimensis, Schizandre, Acer hookeri, Acer oblongum, Goleola neediflora, Angioteris evecta, Cyathia spinulosa, Monotropa uniflora, Clematis apiculata, Corybus spp., Goleola falconeri, Balanphora dioica, Lilium grandiflora, Pleioblastu simonii, Berberis spp., Cotoneaster species.

Species of bamboos that grow here are 1. Arundinaria spp. 2. Cephalostachyum capitatum 3. Chimonobambusa callosa – Non clump forming 4. Phyllostachys ba

About 16 species of rare and endangered flora has been assessed like: (1) Angioteris evecta (2) Cyathia spinulosa (3) Monotropa uniflora (4)Balanphora dioica (5) Lilium grandiflora (6) Pleioblastus simonii (7) Berberis spp. (8) Clematis apiculata (9) Corybus spp. (10) Goleola falconeri (11) Panax Sikkimensis (12) Schizandre (13) Acer hookeri (14) Acer oblongum (15) Goleola neediflora (16) Cotoneaster species.

Fauna

The area has some of the most important endangered species including the clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa).

Mammal species present include clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), Malayan giant squirrel (Ratufa bicolor), Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak) and Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus).

The 130 bird species observed in spring 2015 included black eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis), collared owlet (Glaucidium brodiei), golden-breasted fulvetta (Lioparus chrysotis), scarlet minivet (Pericrocotus speciosus), Verditer flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus) and Mrs. Gould’s sunbird (Aethopyga gouldiae).