Major Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

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Major Wildlife Sanctuaries in India
Major Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

There are 566 existing wildlife sanctuaries in India covering an area of 122420 km2, which is 3.72% of the geographical area of the country.  Another 218 sanctuaries are proposed in the Protected Area Network Report covering an area of 16,829 km2In this post we provide  all the Major Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Introduction

• Areas with adequate ecological importance are declared as wildlife sanctuaries.

• A Wildlife Sanctuary is declared for the protection of important flora and fauna of the area.

• Here ecological importance implies enough biodiversity among the features of flora and fauna.

• Sometimes for protection of a particular animal an area is declared a wildlife sanctuary, for e.g. The Tral Sanctuary in Jammu and Kashmir was declared to protect Hangul (state animal, also known as kashmiri stag), Bukkapatna wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka is made to protect Chinkara

Important Wildlife Sanctuaries of India

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh

• Pakke (Pakhui) wildlife sanctuary
• Dibang wildlife sanctuary
• Kamlang wildlife sanctuary
• Eagle Nest wildlife sanctuary
• Tale wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Andhra Pradesh

• Coringa wildlife sanctuary
• Nagarjuna Sagar – Srisailam wildlife sanctuary
• Pulicat Lake wildlife sanctuary
• Kolleru wildlife sanctuary
• Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary
• Krishna wildlife sanctuary
• Nellapattu wildlife sanctuary
• Sri Penusila Narasimha wildlife sanctuary
• Sri Venkateswara wildlife sanctuary
• Gundla Brahmeswaram wildlife sanctuary
• Rollapadu wildlife sanctuary
• Sri Lankamalleswara wildlife sanctuary
• Kaundinya wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Bihar

• Kaimur wildlife sanctuary
• Valmiki wildlife sanctuary
• Barela Jheel Salim Ali Bird sanctuary
• Gautam Budha wildlife sanctuary
• Kusheshwar Asthan Bird sanctuary
• Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin
• Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary
• Udaipur wildlife sanctuary
• Kawar Jheel wildlife sanctuary
• Pant (Rajgiri) wildlife sanctuary
• Nagi Dam wildlife sanctuary
• Nakti Dam wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Chhattisgarh

• Sitanadi wildlife sanctuary
• Udanti Wild Buffalo wildlife sanctuary
• Achanakmar wildlife sanctuary
• Tamor Pingla wildlife sanctuary
• Bhoramdev wildlife sanctuary
• Badalkhol wildlife sanctuary
• Pamed Wild Buffalo wildlife sanctuary
• Semarsot wildlife sanctuary
• Sarangarh-Gomardha wildlife sanctuary
• Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary
• Bhairamgarh wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam

• Barnadi wildlife sanctuary
• Sonai Rupai wildlife sanctuary
• Lawkhowa wildlife sanctuary
• Pani-Dihing Bird sanctuary
• Dihing Patkai wildlife sanctuary
• Nambor wildlife sanctuary
• Burachapari wildlife sanctuary
• Garampani wildlife sanctuary
• Barail wildlife sanctuary
• East Karbi Anglong wildlife sanctuary
• Pobitora wildlife sanctuary
• Amchang wildlife sanctuary
• Deepor Beel wildlife sanctuary
• Chakrashila wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttarakhand

• Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary
• Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
• Askot Wildlife Sanctuary
• Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
• Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary
• Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
• Mussoorie Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Punjab

• Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary
• Harike Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
• Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary
• Kathlaur Kushlian Wildlife Sanctuary
• Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary
• Jhajjar Bachauli Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Motibagh Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Mehaswala Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Gurdialpura Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Dosanjh Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Bhunerheri Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Bhadson Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Aishwan Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Mizoram

• Ngengpui wildlife sanctuary
• Dampa wildlife sanctuary
• Lengteng wildlife sanctuary
• Pualreng wildlife sanctuary
• Tawi wildlife sanctuary
• Thorangtlang wildlife sanctuary
• Tokalo wildlife sanctuary
• Khawnglung wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Gujarat

• Thol Lake wildlife sanctuary
• Nal Sarovar Bird sanctuary
• Gimar wildlife sanctuary
• Khijadiya Bird sanctuary
• Hingolgadh wildlife sanctuary
• Jessore Sloth Bear wildlife sanctuary
• Jambughoda wildlife sanctuary
• Shoolpaneshwar (Dhumkhal) wildlife sanctuary
• Mitiyala wildlife sanctuary
• Barda wildlife sanctuary
• Narayan Sarovar Chinkara wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Rajasthan

• Ramgarh Vishdhari wildlife sanctuary
• Van Vihar wildlife sanctuary
• Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary
• Tal Chhapar wildlife sanctuary
• Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary
• Sariska wildlife sanctuary
• Sitamata wildlife sanctuary
• Phulwari Ki Nal wildlife sanctuary
• National Chambal wildlife sanctuary
• Sawai Madhopur wildlife sanctuary
• Bassi wildlife sanctuary
• Bandh Baratha wildlife sanctuary
• Bhensrodgarh wildlife sanctuary
• Sawai Man Singh wildlife sanctuary
• Shergarh wildlife sanctuary
• Todgarh Raoli wildlife sanctuary
• Nahargarh wildlife sanctuary
• Kesar Bagh wildlife sanctuary
• Ramsagar wildlife sanctuary
• Kailadevi wildlife sanctuary
• Jawahar Sagar wildlife sanctuary
• Jaisamand wildlife sanctuary
• Jamwa Ramgarh wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh

• National Chambal wildlife sanctuary
• Ghatigaon wildlife sanctuary
• Karera wildlife sanctuary
• Ken Gharial wildlife sanctuary
• Bagdara wildlife sanctuary
• Naradehi wildlife sanctuary
• Pench wildlife sanctuary
• Pachmarhi wildlife sanctuary
• Bori wildlife sanctuary
• Kheoni wildlife sanctuary
• Sardarpur wildlife sanctuary
• Narsinghgarh wildlife sanctuary
• Gandhi Sagar wildlife sanctuary
• Orchha wildlife sanctuary
• Son Gharial wildlife sanctuary
• Sanjay Dubari wildlife sanctuary
• Phen wildlife sanctuary
• Panpatha wildlife sanctuary
• Veerangna Durgavati wildlife sanctuary
• Singhori wildlife sanctuary
• Ratapani wildlife sanctuary
• Ralamandal wildlife sanctuary
• Sailana wildlife sanctuary
• Kuno wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Maharashtra

• Jaikwadi wildlife sanctuary
• Dnyanganga wildlife sanctuary
• Melghat wildlife sanctuary
• Bor wildlife sanctuary
• Nagzira wildlife sanctuary
• Andhari wildlife sanctuary
• Bhamragarh wildlife sanctuary
• Pranhita wildlife sanctuary
• Ghodazari wildlife sanctuary
• Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary
• Painganga wildlife sanctuary
• Katepurna wildlife sanctuary
• Lonar wildlife sanctuary
• Koyana wildlife sanctuary
• Phansad wildlife sanctuary
• Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary
• Thane Creek Flamingo wildlife sanctuary
• Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary
• Tansa wildlife sanctuary
• Nandur Madhmeshwar wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Manipur

• Khongjaingamba Ching wildlife sanctuary
• Yangoupokpi Lokchao wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Sikkim

• Shingba Rhododendron wildlife sanctuary
• Kyongnosla Alpine wildlife sanctuary
• Fambong Lho wildlife sanctuary
• Pangolakha wildlife sanctuary
• Kitam Bird wildlife sanctuary
• Maenam wildlife sanctuary
• Varsey Rhododendron wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Meghalaya

• Nongkhyllem wildlife sanctuary
• Narpuh wildlife sanctuary
• Baghmara Pitcher plant
• Siju wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Jharkhand

• Koderma wildlife sanctuary
• Udhwa Lake Bird sanctuary
• Topchanchi wildlife sanctuary
• Parasnath wildlife sanctuary
• Dalma wildlife sanctuary
• Palkot wildlife sanctuary
• Mahuadanr wildlife sanctuary
• Palamau wildlife sanctuary
• Lawalong wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Nagaland

• Rangapahar wildlife sanctuary
• Puliebadze wildlife sanctuary
• Fakim wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh

• Sur Sarovar Bird sanctuary
• Saman Bird sanctuary
• Pilibhit wildlife sanctuary
• Suhelwa wildlife sanctuary
• Parvati Arga wildlife sanctuary
• Sohagi Barwa wildlife sanctuary
• Jai Prakash Narayan  Bird sanctuary
• Turtle wildlife sanctuary
• Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Bird sanctuary
• Ranipur wildlife sanctuary
• Mahavir Swami wildlife sanctuary
• Vijai Sagar wildlife sanctuary
• Nawabganj Bird sanctuary
• National Chambal wildlife sanctuary
• Hastinapur wildlife sanctuary
• Okhla Bird Sanctuary
• Kishanpur wildlife sanctuary
• Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary
• Bakhira wildlife sanctuary
• Chandraprabha wildlife sanctuary
• Kaimoor wildlife sanctuary
• Samaspur Bird sanctuary
• Sandi Bird sanctuary
• Lakh Bahosi Birdsanctuary
• Patna wildlife sanctuary
• Shekha Bird sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala

• Aralam wildlife sanctuary
• Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary
• Kurinjimala wildlife sanctuary
• Periyar wildlife sanctuary
• Neyyar wildlife sanctuary
• Shendurney wildlife sanctuary
• Chinnar wildlife sanctuary
• Malabar wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in West Bengal

• Pakhi Bitan Bird, wildlife sanctuary
• Buxa wildlife sanctuary
• Raiganj wildlife sanctuary
• Bethuadahari wildlife sanctuary
• Bibhuti Bhushan wildlife sanctuary
• West Sunderban wildlife sanctuary
• Haliday Island wildlife sanctuary
• Chintamani Kar Bird
• Sajankhali wildlife sanctuary
• Lothian Island wildlife sanctuary
• Ramnabagan wildlife sanctuary
• Ballavpur wildlife sanctuary
• Senchal wildlife sanctuary
• Mahananda wildlife sanctuary
• Jorepokhri Salamander wildlife sanctuary
• Chapramari wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Telangana

• Kawal wildlife sanctuary
• Pranahita wildlife sanctuary
• Eturnagaram wildlife sanctuary
• Kinnersani wildlife sanctuary
• Pakhal wildlife sanctuary
• Lanja Madugu Siwaram
• Amrabad (Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam)
• Manjeera Crocodile wildlife sanctuary
• Pocharam wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Jammu and Kashmir

• Hokersar wildlife sanctuary
• Overa-Aru wildlife sanctuary
• Jasrota wildlife sanctuary
• Changthang (Ladakh) wildlife sanctuary
• Lachipora wildlife sanctuary
• Hirapora wildlife sanctuary
• Baltal-Thajiwas wildlife sanctuary
• Tral Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Odisha

• Satkosia Gorge wildlife sanctuary
• Kapilash wildlife sanctuary
• Simlipal wildlife sanctuary
• Kuldiha wildlife sanctuary
• Gahirmatha (Marine) wildlife sanctuary
• Balukhand Konark wildlife sanctuary
• Hadagarh wildlife sanctuary
• Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary
• Chilika (Nalaban) wildlife sanctuary
• Nandankanan wildlife sanctuary
• Chandaka Dampara wildlife sanctuary
• Baisipalli wildlife sanctuary
• Lakhari Valley wildlife sanctuary
• Karlapat wildlife sanctuary
• Kothagarh wildlife sanctuary
• Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary
• Khalasuni wildlife sanctuary
• Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary
• Badrama wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Haryana

• Morni Hills (Khol-Hi-Raitan)
• Bir Shikargarh wildlife sanctuary
• Kalesar wildlife sanctuary
• Chhilchhila Lake wildlife sanctuary
• Bhindawas Lake wildlife sanctuary
• Nahar wildlife sanctuary
• Khaparwas wildlife sanctuary
• Abubshahar wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka

• Ranganathittu Bird sanctuary
• Dandeli wildlife sanctuary
• Yadahalli wildlife sanctuary
• Ranebennur Black Buck wildlife sanctuary
• Gudavi wildlife sanctuary
• Bhadra wildlife sanctuary
• Ghataprabha Bird sanctuary
• Bhimgad wildlife sanctuary
• Sharavathi Valley wildlife sanctuary
• Mookambika wildlife sanctuary
• Adichunchanagiri wildlife sanctuary
• Someshwara wildlife sanctuary
• Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary
• Malai Mahadeshwara wildlife sanctuary
• Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh

• Chandratal wildlife sanctuary
• Kibber wildlife sanctuary
• Lippa Asrang wildlife sanctuary
• Daranghati wildlife sanctuary
• Renuka wildlife sanctuary
• Kugti wildlife sanctuary
• Khokhan wildlife sanctuary
• Pong Dam Kale wildlife sanctuary
• Dhauladhar wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Goa

• Dr. Salim Ali Bird (Chorao)
• Madei wildlife sanctuary
• Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary
• Bondla wildlife sanctuary
• Netravali wildlife sanctuary
• Cotigaon wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Delhi

• Asola Bhatti (Indira Priyadarshini)

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Puducherry

• Oussudu wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Lakshadweep

• Pitti (Bird Island) wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Chandigarh

• Sukhna Lake wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

• Bamboo Island Wildlife Sanctuary
• Barren Island Wildlife Sanctuary
• Flat Island Wildlife Sanctuary
• Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary
• Mask Island Wildlife Sanctuary
• Peacock Island Wildlife Sanctuary
• Ross Island Wildlife Sanctuary
• Surat Island Wildlife Sanctuary
• South Sentinel Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuaries under Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar Wetland State Year of designation
Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary Haryana 25 May 20212
Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary Gujarat 24 September 2012
Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary Punjab 26 September 2019
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh 19 September 2019
Parvati Arga Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh 2 December 2019
Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu 19 August 2002
Saman Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh 2 December 2019
Samaspur Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh 3 October 2019
Sandi Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh 26 September 2019
Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary Gujarat 05 April 2021

 


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