List of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Gujarat, India

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The Gujarat state of western India has four National Parks and twenty-one Wildlife Sancturies which are managed by the Forest Department of the Government of Gujarat.[1]

National parks of Gujarat[edit]

# Name of National Park Area km² District Major Wildlife Supported
1 Gir Forest National Park 258.71 Junagadh Asiatic Lion, Leopard, Chausingha, Spotted deer, Hyena, Sambar Deer, Chinkara
2 Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar 34.08 Bhavnagar Blackbuck, Fox, Macqueen's bustard, Lesser Florican
3 Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch 162.89 Jamnagar Sponges, Corals, Jelly fish, Seahorse, Octopus, Pearl oyster, Starfish, Lobster, Dolphin, Dugong
4 Vansda National Park 23.99 Navsari Leopard, Hyena, Spotted deer, Chausingha


Wildlife sanctuaries of Gujarat[edit]

The wildlife sanctuaries are listed in descending order of area.

# Name of Sanctuary Area km² District Major Wildlife Supported
1 Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary 7506.22 Kutch Chinkara, Hyena, Fox, Flamingo, Pelicans & other waterfowls, Herpetofauna
2 Wild Ass Sanctuary 4953.70 Kutch Chinkara, Nilgai, Blackbuck, Onager(wild Ass) Wolf, Fox, Macqueen's bustard, Waterfowls, Herpetofauna
3 Gir Wildlife Sanctuary & National Parks 1153.42 Junagadh Lion, Leopard, Chausinga, Chital, Hyena, Sambar, Chinkara, Herpetofauna, Crocodiles and birds
4 Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary 607.70 Narmada Sloth bear, Leopard, Rhesus macaque, Chausinga, Barking deer, Pangolin, Herpetofauna, birds including Alexandrian parakeet
5 Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary 542.08
6 Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary 444.23 Kutch Chinkara, green day, Desert Cat, Hyena, Desert Fox,Jackal, Birds, Herpetofauna
7 Marine Sanctuary 295.03 Jamnagar Sponges, Corals, Jellyfish, Sea horse, Octopus,Oyster, Pearloyster, Starfish, Dolphin, Dugong, waterfowls
8 Barda Wildlife Sanctuary 192.31 Porbandar & Jamnagar Leopard, Blue bull, Hyena, wild boar, Jackal, Birds, Herpetofauna
9 Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary 180.66 Banaskantha Sloth Bear, Leopard, Hyena, Birds, Herpetofauna
10 Purna Wildlife Sanctuary 160.8 Dangs Leopard, Barking deer, macaques, Four horned antelope, Sambhar, Hyena, Herpetofauna, birds
11 Jambuhoda Wildlife Sanctuary 130.38 Panchmahal Sloth bear, Leopard, Jungle cat, Hyena, Wolf, Four Horned Antelope, Herpetofauna, Birds
12 Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary 120.82 Ahmedabad, Surendranagar Flamingos, Pelicans, Coot, ducks, waders, storks, Herons and other spp. of waterfowls, Herpetofauna
13 Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary 55.65 Dahod Sloth bear, Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Chausinga, Civet Cat, Jungle cat, Birds, Herpetofauna
14 Pania Wildlife Sanctuary 39.63 Amreli Lion, Chinkara, Leopard, Chital, Hyena, wild board, four horned antelope, pangolin, Blue bull, birds
15 Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary 15.01 Rajkot Blue bull, Chinkara, Wolf, Fox, Jackal, Birds, Herpetofauna
16 Thol Wildlife Sanctuary 6.99 Mehsana Cranes, Geese, Famingos, Sarus and app. 125 spp. of other waterfowls
17 Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary 6.54 Rajkot Chinkara, Blue bull, Wolf, Hyena, Fox, Birds, Herpetofauna
18 Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary 6.05 Jamnagar Indian Skimmer, Ibises, Painted stork, Cormorants, etc. App. 220 spp. of birds, Herpetofauna
19 Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary 3.33 Jamnagar Great Indian Bustard, Wolf, Jackal, Birds, Herpetofauna
20 Kutch Bustard Sanctuary 2.03 Kutch Great Indian Bustard, Lesser Florican, Macqueen's bustard, Chinkara, Blue bull, Herpetofauna
21 Porbandar Bird Sanctuary 0.09 Porbandar Flamingos, Pelicans, Spoonbill and various bird spp.

See also[edit]

  • Arid Forest Research Institute cater the forestry research needs of the Arid and semi arid region of Rajasthan, Gujarat & Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman-Diu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gujarat Forest Department". Retrieved 30 November 2013.