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Namdapha National Park located in which state?
(a)Nagaland
(b)Maharashtra
(c)Mizoram
(d)Arunachal Pradesh

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Last updated date: 19th Jul 2024
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Hint: Namdapha National park is a protected area as well as a biodiversity hotspot and it is located in the largest north-eastern state of India. The largest monastery in India, Tawang monastery is located in this place.

Complete answer:
Namdapha National Park is located in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a large protected area in Arunachal Pradesh with more than 1000 floral and about 1400 faunal species. It is the fourth largest national park in India in terms of area.
The national park is also the home to the Namdapha flying squirrel which was first collected in the park and described in 1981.
It is an endemic species to the park and is a critically endangered mammal.

Additional Information:
 -The biodiversity conservation strategies are of two types: In-situ and ex-situ.
-In-situ strategies emphasize the protection of the whole ecosystem, therefore its biodiversity at all levels is protected. In-situ conservation strategies are of two types, hot spots, and protected areas.
-Protected areas are the areas of land or sea, that are specially dedicated to the maintenance and protection of biodiversity and natural and associated cultural resources. These are sacred groves, sacred lakes, biosphere reserves, national parks, and wildlife sanctuaries.
-India has 14 biosphere reserves, 90 national parks and 448 wildlife centuries covering 4.7% of the land surface, as against 10% internationally suggested norms.
So, the answer is, “Arunachal Pradesh”.

Note:
 Biodiversity hotspots are the richest and threatened reservoirs for plants and animal life. This region includes nearly 25% of plant species and 20% of the human population that live there.
The terms National Parks and Wildlife sanctuaries must not be confused.
Though they both aim at the preservation of wildlife and environment and both are designated by the government or state, they are different fundamentally.
Wildlife Sanctuaries aims to ensure that a substantial population of wildlife and their habitats are maintained, whereas National Parks safeguard the environment, and scenic and cultural heritage of the region and protect the flora and fauna of the environment.
National parks are highly restricted areas and official permission is required to visit them. They are not open to all people. Wildlife sanctuaries on the other hand have lesser restrictions and are open to the public.