Department of Environment and Forest, has endeavored to manage this complex scenario remarkably. In Wildlife we have achieved a tremendous success. The one horned Rhino which was almost extinct in India, with only a dozen left at the turn of last century, now stands restored to scientifically sustainable level. Assam can boast of possessing a host of endangered and rare mammals, avian and amphibian species. These include pigmy hog, hispid hare, white winged wood duck, and great Indian hornbills among many others.
Major Types of Forest
Recorded Forest Area (State Forest Deptt. record, as on 31.12.2005)
Reserved Forest - 312 Nos. 13,870 Sq. Km. (17.68% of State Geo Area)
Proposed Reserved Forest - 145 Nos.3,103 Sq. Km.
Unclassed State Forest:5,865 Sq. Km.
Protected Area Network - 25 Nos.: 3,925 Sq. Km. ( 5% of State's Geo Area)
Total Recorded Forest Area :26,832 Sq. Km.