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]
Type Name Districts of Bihar Area(km²) Estd Year
National Park Valmiki National Park West Champaran 335.65 1989
Wildlife Sanctuary Barela Salim Ali Zubba Saheni Wildlife Sanctuary Vaishali 1.96 1997
Wildlife Sanctuary Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary Munger 681.99 1976
Wildlife Sanctuary Gautam Buddha Wildlife Sanctuary Gaya 259.48 1976
Wildlife Sanctuary Kanwarjheel Wildlife Sanctuary Begusarai 63.11 1989
Wildlife Sanctuary Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary Kaimur 1342.22 1978
Wildlife Sanctuary Nagi Dam Wildlife Sanctuary Jamui 7.91 1987
Wildlife Sanctuary Nakti Dam Wildlife Sanctuary Jamui 206.4 1985
Wildlife Sanctuary Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary Rajgir 35.84 1978
Wildlife Sanctuary Udaypur Wildlife Sanctuary Champaran 8.74 1978
Wildlife Sanctuary Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary West Champaran 544.67 1978
Wildlife Sanctuary Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary Bhagalpur 50 1990
Wildlife Sanctuary Lawalang Wildlife Sanctuary ND[disambiguation needed] 211.03 1978
Wildlife Sanctuary Kabar Wildlife Sanctuary ND[disambiguation needed] 204 1986
Wildlife Sanctuary Mahuadaur Wildlife Sanctuary ND[disambiguation needed] 63.25 1976
Wildlife Sanctuary Parasnath Wildlife Sanctuary ND[disambiguation needed] 49.23 1984
Zoo Patna Zoo Patna 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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