Earth Matters : Flood is essential for Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park is home to a variety of species, including the one horned rhino! Located at the cusp of a biodiversity hotspot, it’s one of the most popular world heritage sites. We worked closely with Rohit Chaudhary, a wildlife activist, in order to devise effective conservation strategies. Floods prove to be vital in serving the existence and survival of the species. Reducing the amount of weeds, floods help in increasing the oxygen content in the water bodies for the aquatic animals to exist, while supporting the existence of various in house and migratory birds. Floods release certain bio-geo chemicals including nutrients and minerals that help in maintaining the dynamics of the park through various natural ecological processes. Washing out the waste and cleaning the gene pool, the floods prove to be a boon for the park in sustaining and perpetuating the ecological balance of the human-wildlife-nature relationship.

Script & Research: Rohit Choudhary, Environment, Wildlife and RTI Activist.
Devised and produced by Monika Gulati.