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Pakke Tiger Reserve
Location - East Kameng district with headquarters at Seijusa.
Designation and address of the Manager:-

Divisional Forest Officer
Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary Division
Seijusa, East Kameng District
Arunachal Pradesh

Pakke Tiger Reserve is located in the East kameng District of Arunachal pradesh with head quarter at Seijusa 21 km from Saibari in Assam off the national Highway- 52. The total area of the  Tiger Reserve is 862 Sq.  km bounded by Kemeng River in the west 7 North, Pakke River in the  East iterate boundary with Assam in the south. The area of present Pakke Tiger Reserve was originally constituted as Pakke Reserve Forest vide notification No.FOR/32/54 dated 01.07.1966 and was declared as Camo Sanctuary vide notification No. For/32/54 dated 28.03.1977. Subsequently it was declared, as Pakhui Wildlife sanctuary vides notification No. CWl/D/26/94/1542-92 dated 18.04.02, and finally it was declared, as Pakke Tiger Reserve vides notification No. For/CWL/D/26/94/1742-91 dated 23.04.02 under Project Tiger scheme of Government of India.

 Administrative set up:

At present pakke Tiger Reserve is under the administration of Divisional Forest Officer Pakke wildlife Sanctuary Division with its Head Quarter at Seijusa, District- East Kmeng, Arunachal Pradesh, comprising 2 ranges i.e (i) Seijusa wildlife range with head quarter at west bank, (ii) Tipi Wildlife Range with head quarter at Tipi in west Kameng District. Shortly it will be under the administrative control of  a field director, Project Tiger with a proposal of 1 (one) more range at Bana under east Kmeng district.

Forest types with Major Species

As per the champion and Seth’s classification Forest type of Pakke Tiger can be classified as follows:

1.      Assam valley tropical semi evergreen forest.
2.      Sub Himalayan light alluvial semi evergreen forest 92b/C/151).
3.      Eastern Hollock Forest (3/152(b)).
4.      Upper Assam valley tropical evergreen forest (IB/C2B)
5.      Tropical revering forests (4E/RSI)
6.      Secondary moist bamboo tract (E1/2/SI)

The major tree species include, Terminalia myriocarpa (Hollock), Ailanthus ezcelsa (Barpat), Duabhangagrandiflora (Khokan), Canarium resinferum, Trewia nudiflora, Tetramelus nudiflora, sterculia villosa, macropanax dapermus, syzigiummacrocarpum, garcinia species, quercus lamaliosa, castonopis indica, phoebe goalparensis, amorawallichii, ailanthus grandis, pterspermum scerifoloium, dillenia indica, artocarpus chaplas, bischofia japonica (uriam), albizia procer and bambox ociba (simul).

The important bamboo species are Dendroclamus hamitonii, bamboosa pelida and pseudostachym polymorphism. The cane species are calams crectus, calamus tenuis calamus flagella.

Major fauna in the Tiger Reserve and Status:


  • Tiger , leopard, clouded Leopard, jungle cat, wild dog Jackal, Himalayan Black Bear, Biturong, Elephant, Gaur, Samber, Hog deer, Barking Deer, Wilboar, Yellow throated martin, Malayan Giant, squirrel, Flying squirrel, squirrel, civet, cappedlangur, Rhesus macaque, assameseMacaque, Bison etc. The presence of stamp tailed macaque has been reported by one researcher.

  • Avi fauna:Hornbill, white winged wood duck, Jungle Fowl, Peacock Phesant, Khaleej Pheasant, Dove, Barbets, Drongo, Scrpent eagle, Baaz eagles etc.

    1 Sambhar 200-260
    2 Barking Deer  500 approx
    3 Hornbill    150 approx
    4 Duck   10 to 15



    Important events in the past 2 (two) Years: -

    With the initiative of the officers and staff of Pakke Wildlife sanctuary Division four village Forest Development Councils were constituted in fringe area of the Protected Area for Protection and conservation of wild life & Forests. A result protection of wildlife has been  brought into full scale with active involvement of local people and NGO’s of international repute like WTI/WWF etc. To reduce the traditional use of Hornbill beaks on the head gear of local people, artificial fiber beaks were introduced 7 distributed to the local people which got very good response.



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