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Climate change in North East: Arunachal’s Seijosa shows connect between shifting patterns, declining biodiversity

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    13th Jan, 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 

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