Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Haryana showing the location of Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Haryana showing the location of Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary
Location in Haryana, India
Map of Haryana showing the location of Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Haryana showing the location of Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary
Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
Coordinates: 30°44′N 76°49′E / 30.74°N 76.81°E / 30.74; 76.81Coordinates: 30°44′N 76°49′E / 30.74°N 76.81°E / 30.74; 76.81
Country India
StateHaryana
DistrictPanchkula district
Government
 • TypeGovernment of Haryana
 • BodyForests Department, Haryana
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Websitewww.haryanaforest.gov.in

Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Panchkula district of Haryana state, India. It is spread over an area of 767.30 hectares (1,896.0 acres). It also houses Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre, Pinjore.

Location[edit]

It is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) away from Pinjore on Pinjor-Mallah Road.[1] It is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Kalka, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Panchkula, 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Chandigarh, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Morni Hill station. Forests Department, Haryana of Government of Haryana officially notified this as Wildlife Sanctuary 29 May 1987.

Eco-sensitive zone of sanctuary[edit]

In 2009, the Government of India declared it an Eco-sensitive Zone (ESZ), as a result development will not be permitted within a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) radius.[2]

Area[edit]

It is spread over an area of 767.30 hectares (1,896.0 acres).[1]

Animals[edit]

Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary and Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary are only 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) aerial distance from each other, both are also only few km away from Kalesar National Park, all of which lie in the Shivalik hills of Haryana. All these three sanctuaries have similar species of wild animal that migrate from one sanctuary to another. The wild species include Indian leopard, Asiatic elephant, Chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, Wild boar, Rhesus macaque, Gray langur, Striped hyena, Indian jackal, Jungle cat, Indian gray mongoose, Indian fox and Indian jackal.[3]

Nearby attractions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Haryana Forest Department". Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  2. ^ http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Layout/Includes/TOINEW/ArtWin.asp?Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=CAP%2F2009%2F07%2F06&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00401&AppName=1
  3. ^ Government of India's Ministry of Environment and Forests clearance, published: 2013