Securing existing population in Keibul Lamjao National Park

Published: 10 September 2019
Last edited: 15 September 2019

The existing population of Sangai is being secured through integrated management plan, implemented by the Manipur Forest Department. Integrated management plan involves continuous habitat management strategies, habitat and population monitoring, enhanced patrolling strategies, genetic studies and involvement of local communities and different stakeholders at KLNP. 


Alliance and partnership development
Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Legal and policy frameworks, policy advocacy
Management planning
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase
Documentation and dissemination of results

Enabling factors

1. State forest department's interest.

2.  Sangai is an important cultural symbol in Manipur, and hence is considered as pride of Manipur, by local people and Government of Manipur.

3. Supportive Government of India, which provides funding and other support.


Lessons learned

1. Rigorous field work is critical for identification of habitat requirement of Sangai, and other related aspects of population management.

2. Continuous monitoring ensues long term success.