Singchung Bugun Community Reserve


  • Singchung Bugun Community Reserve is 17 square km biodiversity hotspot in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It was instituted under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • It is home to critically endangered bird species Bugun Liocichla, which is not reported anywhere else in world.
  • It lies right next to Eaglesnest Wildlife sanctuary, a biodiversity hotspot, which is also home to the bird species.
Bugun Liocichla
  • The bird was identified as a new species in 2006 and is reportedly only new bird species to have been discovered in India since 1947.
  • It has been named after Bugun tribe because of their conservation efforts.
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified Liocichla as Critically Endangered (CR).
  • There are only about 20-24 pairs which live in the area. - Singchung Bugun Community Reserve

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