National park is a place reserved for the conservation of animals and wild-life. These parks provide natural-habitat like conditions to animals where they live without any threat from human activities, as any kind of hunting of animals is banned here.
There are many national parks worldwide and the largest national park in the world is the “Northeast Greenland National” park. It was established in the year 1974.
National Parks in India
India has many national parks, which have been developed keeping in mind the interest of wild life. The purpose of these parks is to give protection and shelter to animals and preventing the extinction of rare species.
First national park in India was established in 1936 as “Hailey National Park”. Later it got famous by name “Jim Corbett National Park”. Since 1936 a lot of new national parks have been established. One such national park is “Manas National Park” which also got the title of “Unesco World Heritage Site”.
Manas National Park
One of the famous national park in India is “Manas National Park”. It is located at the base of Bhutan-Himalayas in Assam state of north-east of India. It provides unique biodiversity and a secured place for the protection of tigers.
Manas National park extends over an area of about 2837 square kms and is named on the river “Manas” which is one of the major tributary of Brahmaputra river. Name of the Mansa river is based on the serpent goddess “Manasa”. Manas wildlife sanctuary was inscribed as World Heritage Site in December 1985 by UNESCO due to heavy terrorist activities.
The park was removed from the list of World heritage site in danger and was praised for its efforts in protecting the tigers.
The rich heritage of Manas national park has made it the first in the world where pristine Terai grasslands appear to be merging with Bhabar grasslands.