Jore Pokhari Salamander Sanctuary

The Jore Pokhari Salamander Wildlife Sanctuary consists of a small lake that provides protection to Himalayan newt or (Tylototriton verrucossus) or salamander, an amphibian protected in India under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The Sanctuary is surrounded by some intact patches of oak and temperate broadleaf forests, and is home to numerous mammals, birds, and reptiles.

General Information:

Landscape: Kangchenjunga Protected Area Type: Salamander Sanctuary
Established Year: 1985 Area: 0.04 sq. km.

Geographical Features:

Country: India
District(s): Darjeeling
Min: 26.70912 Max: 26.79588
Min: 88.215065 Max: 88.311195
From: 1600 meter To: 1800 meter
Average rainfall (m): N/A

Biodiversity Features:

Province: Bengalian Rainforest
Biomes: Tropical humid forests

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Conservation Management:

IUCN Category: IV - Habitat/Species Management Area
Area of land and/or sea subject to active intervention for management purposes so as to ensure the maintenance of habitats and/or to meet the requirements of specific species.
Management Authority: Wildlife Division I, Government of West Bengal
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Conservation History:
Conservation Challenges: Habitat under pressure due to human activities like fish acquaculture, organic pollution and draining of the wetland areas, conversion of area into farmlands
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