List of wildlife sanctuaries of India


List of wildlife sanctuaries of India


A Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area of importance for flora, fauna, or features of geological or other interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide opportunities for study or research. The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 provides for the establishment of Protected Areas in India.

Wildlife sanctuaries of India are classified as IUCN Category IV protected areas. As of December 2020, 553 wildlife sanctuaries were established in India, covering 119,776 km2 (46,246 sq mi). Among these, Project Tiger governs 51 tiger reserves, which are of special significance for the conservation of the Bengal tiger. The oldest bird sanctuary is Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary near Chennai in Tamil Nadu state, and was established in 1796.

List of Wildlife Sanctuaries

Wildlife Sanctuaries have been established in:

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andhra Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh

Assam

Bihar

Chandigarh

Chhattisgarh

Dadra Nagar Haveli

Daman and Diu

Delhi

Goa

Haryana

Gujarat

Himachal Pradesh

Jammu and Kashmir

Jharkhand

Karnataka

Kerala

Ladakh

Lakshadweep

Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra

Manipur

Meghalaya

Mizoram

Nagaland

Odisha

Punjab

Pondicherry

Sikkim

Rajasthan

Tamil Nadu

Telangana

Tripura

Uttar Pradesh

Uttarakhand

West Bengal


See also

  • List of botanical gardens in India

References

External links

  • Ministry of Forests and Environment Protected Areas website
  • List of sanctuaries in the Andoman and Nicobar Islands with locations
  • Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal, MP
  • Sanctuary Asia Magazine
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries in India
  • Forest cover in India and state of wildlife sanctuaries Statistical data
  • Karikili Bird Sanctuary

Giuseppe Zanotti


List of wildlife sanctuaries of India