Climate change in North East: Arunachal’s Seijosa shows connect between shifting patterns, declining biodiversity
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13th January, 2021
- Climate change plays out slightly different than usual — and strongly — in vulnerable areas such as a biodiversity-rich forest. Seijosa circle in Arunachal Pradesh’s Pakke-Kessang district has been witnessing such impacts for the past decade-and-a-half.
What is Seijosa?
- Seijosa is one of the five administrative divisions of the district.
- It lies on the eastern end of the scenic Pakke Tiger Reserve forest and south of the Papum reserve forest of the Khellong forest division.
- There has been a shift in the behaviour of animals and birds
- Change in temperatures and rainfall patterns
- Loss of forest cover near the Saibun natural salt water lake has changed the migratory route of the elephants
What are the reasons behind the change?
- Climate change
- Anthropogenic activities
- Forest loss
- Illegal activities