Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary

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Great Indian bustard

Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located in Bhatia taluka, Jamnagar district, Gujarat, India. Established in November 1988, it is 332.87 hectares in size and is situated in the Saurashtra peninsula on the coast of the Gulf of Kutch.[1] The flora consists of grassland, saline scrub, Prosopis chilensis, kerdo (Capparis decidua), gorad (Senegalia senegal), and piloo (Salvadora persica). There are several important animal species, such as nilgai, golden jackal, jungle cat, mongoose, and Indian wolf; and avifauna, such as flamingoes, great Indian bustard, lark, partridge, and sand grouse.[2]

Along with Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, Gaga Wildlife is one of two great Indian bustard sanctuaries in Gujarat, though the bird has disappeared from all Gujarat sanctuaries which were established for its protection over two decades ago.[3]

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  1. ^ H. S. Singh; Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (2001). Natural heritage of Gujarat: forests and wildlife in Gujarat. Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation. p. 92. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gaga Wild Life Sanctuary". Forests & Environment Department. Government of Gujarat. Archived from the original on 17 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Munjpara, Sandeep B.; B. Jethva; C.N. Pandey (September 2011). "Distribution of the Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps (Gruiformes: Otididae) in Gujarat State, India". Journal of Threatened Taxa. 3 (9): 2090–2094. doi:10.11609/jott.o2756.2090-4.