Protected areas of Bihar

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Forest and Protected area in Bihar[1]
Description Area Area (in km2) Percentage
Forest Area 6,473 6.87 %
Very DenseForest 76 0.08%
Dense Forest 2,951 3.13 %
Open Forest 2,531 2.69 %
Protected Forest Area 3,208 3.41 %
Protected Non-Forest Area 76.30

Bihar has notified forest area of 6,764.14 km², which is 7.1 percent of its geographical area.[2] The sub Himalayan foothill of Someshwar and Dun ranges in West Champaran district another belt of moist deciduous forests. These also consists of scrub, grass and reeds. Here the rainfall is above 1,600 mm and thus promotes luxuriant Sal forests in the favoured areas. Bihar has 3,208 km2 (~3.41%)of Protected Forest Area and 76.30 km 2 Protected Non-Forest Area. Bihar is one of the prominent state who is taking "considerable" initiatives in the implementation of the provisions of the Act In India [3]

List of protected areas[edit]

Protected area in Bihar[1][4]
S.N. Name Districts of Bihar Type Area(km²) Estd Year
1 Valmiki National Park West Champaran National Park 335.65 1989
2 Barela Salim Ali Zubba Saheni Wildlife Sanctuary Vaishali Wildlife Sanctuary 1.96 1997
3 Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary Munger Wildlife Sanctuary 681.99 1976
4 Gautam Buddha Wildlife Sanctuary Gaya Wildlife Sanctuary 259.48 1976
5 Kanwarjheel Wildlife Sanctuary Begusarai Wildlife Sanctuary 63.11 1989
6 Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary 1342.22 1978
7 Nagi Dam Wildlife Sanctuary Jamui Wildlife Sanctuary 7.91 1987
8 Nakti Dam Wildlife Sanctuary Jamui Wildlife Sanctuary 206.4 1985
9 Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary 35.84 1978
10 Udaypur Wildlife Sanctuary Champaran Wildlife Sanctuary 8.74 1978
11 Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary West Champaran Wildlife Sanctuary 544.67 1978
12 Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary Bhagalpur Wildlife Sanctuary 50 1990
13 Lawalang Wildlife Sanctuary ND[disambiguation needed] Wildlife Sanctuary 211.03 1978
14 Kabar Wildlife Sanctuary ND[disambiguation needed] Wildlife Sanctuary 204 1986
15 Mahuadaur Wildlife Sanctuary ND[disambiguation needed] Wildlife Sanctuary 63.25 1976
16 Parasnath Wildlife Sanctuary ND[disambiguation needed] Wildlife Sanctuary 49.23 1984
17 Patna Zoo Patna Zoo ND[disambiguation needed] 1973

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://forest.bih.nic.in/ Department of Environment & Forest, Bihar'
  2. ^ "State Profile". Gov. of India. 
  3. ^ "Flora & Fauna". The Times Of India. 18 November 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/news/index.php Sanctuary Asia Magazine[dead link]

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