Eastern Swamp Dear

Eastern Swamp Dear


  • Recently there has been a decline in the population of Vulnerable Eastern Swamp Deer in Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (Assam). The Eastern Swamp Deer has become extinct elsewhere in South Asia.
  • Floods in the year 2019 and the year 2020 can be considered as the reason for this decline.
  • However, the positive side is that the ‘stern swamp deer’ is now found in areas other than Kaziranga National Park, such as Orang National Park and Laokhowa-Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary (Assam).

About Swamp Deer:

  • There are three subspecies of swamp deer found in the Indian subcontinent.
  • The Western Swamp Deer (Rucervus duvaucelii) is found in Nepal.
  • Southern swamp deer/hard ground barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii branderi) found in central and north India.
  • Eastern Swamp Deer (Rucervus duvaucelii ranjitsinhi) found in Kaziranga (Assam) and Dudhwa National Parks (Uttar Pradesh).

Conservation Status of Swamp Deer:

  • IUCN Red List: Vulnerable
  • CITES: Appendix I
  • Wildlife Protection Act, 1972: Schedule I

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