List of National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries of Haryana, India

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The Haryana state of north India has 2 National Parks, 8 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 2 Wildlife Conservation Areas, 4 Animal & Bird Breeding Centers, 1 Deer park and 50 herbal parks which are managed by the Forests Department, Haryana of the Government of Haryana.[1] Wildlife and forest areas of Haryana lies mainly in the foothills of Shivalik hills range in the north and Aravalli hill range in the South Haryana. Aravalli mountains in Haryana are part of the Sariska to Delhi leopard wildlife corridor (including "Western-southern Haryana spur" which entails Satnali-Dadam-Tosha hill (ranges).

Differences Between Types of Protected Wildlife Areas in Haryana[edit]

Hunting and poaching is illegal in all protected wildlife areas.

All rights of people within a National Park have to be resettled outside while rights over land can be allowed inside a Sanctuary. Grazing of livestock can be permitted inside a Sanctuary but not inside a National Park. A Sanctuary can be upgraded as a National Park. However a National Park cannot be downgraded as a Sanctuary. Wildlife National Parks, Sanctuaries and Conservation areas must remain free of roads, buildings, motorized equipment and mechanical transport.[2]

National parks of Haryana[edit]

The Forests Department, Haryana of the Government of Haryana maintains 2 National parks:

Name of National Park Area District & Location Hisar Delhi Chandigarh Major Wildlife Supported
Sultanpur National Park 142.52 hectares 25 km from Gurugram, location map 158 km 44 km 305 km Common hoopoe, paddyfield pipit, purple sunbird, little cormorant, Indian cormorant, common spoonbill, gray francolin, black francolin, Indian roller, white-throated kingfisher, spotbill, painted stork, black-necked stork, white ibis, black-headed ibis, little egret, great egret, cattle egret, crested lark, red-vented bulbul, rose-ringed parakeet, red-wattled lapwing, shikra, Eurasian collared dove, red-collared dove, laughing dove, spotted owlet, rock pigeon, magpie robin, greater coucal, weaver bird, bank mynah, common mynah and green bee-eater.
Kalesar National Park 4682.32 hectares 15 km from Yamunanagar on Chhachhrauli road, location map 251 km 244 km 125 km elephant, wild boar, sambhar, hare, red junglefowl, porcupine, monkey, chital

Wildlife Sanctuaries of Haryana[edit]

The Forests Department, Haryana of the Government of Haryana maintains the following Wildlife Sanctuaries:

Name of Wildlife Sanctuary Area District & Location Hisar Delhi Chandigarh Major Wildlife Supported
Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary 411.55 hectares 15 km away Jhajjar on Jhajjar Kasani road, http://wikimapia.org/4409240 map] 127 km 105 km 300 km neelgai (bluebull), geedar (jackal), langur (Presbytis entellus) and bandar (rhesus macaque), blue peafowl (mor), rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), greater coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary 82.70 hectares 8 km from Chhuchhkvas, Jhajjar district, map 128 km 80 km 300 km neelgai (bluebull), geedar (jackal), blue peafowl (mor), rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), greater coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
Nahar Wildlife Sanctuary 211.35 hectares 5 km from Kosli on Kosali Mahendragarh road, Rewari district, Map 130 km 80 km 320 km neelgai (bluebull), geedar (jackal), langur (Presbytis entellus) and bandar (rhesus macaque), blue peafowl (mor), rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), greater coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
Chhilchhila Wildlife Sanctuary 28.92 hectares 10 km from Bhoor Saiyda village, Kurukshetra district, map 150 km 100 km 160 km blue peafowl (mor), rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), greater coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary 4482.85 hectares 10 km Pahowa (Kaithal district), location map 150 km 200 km 108 km Wild boar (Sus scrofa), neelgai (bluebull), geedar (jackal), langur (Presbytis entellus) and bandar (rhesus macaque), blue peafowl (mor), rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), greater coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
Abubshahar Wildlife Sanctuary 11530.56 hectares 10 km from Mandi Dabwali on Dabavali-Sangariya road, Sirsa district, map 168 km 322 km 208 km
Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary 2226.58 hectares 0.5 km from Panchkula on Morni road, Panchkula district, Map 235 km 250 km 20 km Wild boar (Sus scrofa), neelgai (bluebull), geedar (jackal), langur (Presbytis entellus) and bandar (rhesus macaque), blue peafowl (mor), rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), greater coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary 767.30 hectares 8 km from Pinjore on Mallah road, Panchkula district, Map 245 km 260 km 20 km Wild boar (Sus scrofa), neelgai (bluebull), geedar (jackal), langur (Presbytis entellus) and bandar (rhesus macaque), blue peafowl (mor), rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), greater coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary 3271 hectares Surajkund 240 km 280 km 240 km leopard (Sus scrofa), neelgai (bluebull), geedar (jackal), bandar (rhesus macaque), blue peafowl (mor), red-headed vulture, egyptian vulture, painted stork, white-faced ibis, european roller, black francolin and grey-headed fish eagle.


Conservation Areas of Haryana[edit]

Name of Conservation Area Area District & Location Hisar Delhi Chandigarh Major Wildlife Supported
Bir Bara Ban Wildlife Sanctuary 419.26 hectares or 4.2 km2 5 km from Jind, location map 70 km 144 km 182 km Neelgai (bluebull), geedar (jackal), langur (Presbytis entellus) and bandar (rhesus macaque), blue peafowl (mor), rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), greater coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary 4482.85 hectares 10 km Pehowa (Kaithal district), location map 150 km 200 km 108 km Wild boar (Sus scrofa), neelgai (bluebull), geedar (jackal), langur (Presbytis entellus) and bandar (rhesus macaque), blue peafowl (mor), rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), greater coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
Mangar Bani 265 hectares or 2.7 km2 5 km from Gurugram, location map 170 km 20 km 280 km Leopard, geedar (jackal), langur (Presbytis entellus) and bandar (rhesus macaque), blue peafowl (mor), rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), greater coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)

Animal & Bird Breeding Centers of Haryana[edit]

The Forests Department, Haryana of the Government of Haryana runs the following:

Name of Conservation Area Area District & Location Hisar Delhi Chandigarh Major Wildlife Supported
Chinkara Breeding Centre Kairu, Bhiwani 24 hectares 26  km Bahal and 32  km from Bhiwani on Bahal-Bhiwani road in Kairu village in Bhiwani district, location map 60 km 308 km 155 km Chinkara, blue peafowl (mor)
Crocodile Breeding Centre, Kurukshetra, Bhaur Saidan (Kurukshetra) hectares  km 22 km from Kurukshetra and 13 km from Thanesar at Bhor Saidan village on the Kurukshetra-Pehowa road, one of the pilgrimage sites in Kurukshetra, Bhore-saidaan Bhureeshwar Temple location map 152 km 115 km 191 km Mugger crocodiles
Black Buck Breeding Centre, Pipli Mini Zoo, Kurukshetra 10.92hectares Pipli is 2 km from Kurukshetra, location map 165 km 90 km 161 km Tiger - 1, Blackbuck - 10, Bonnet macaque - 5, Chital (spotted deer), Indian hog deer - 1, Gray langur - 2, Barking deer - 2, Guineafowl - 4, Silver pheasant - 2, Fantail pigeon - 5, Cockatiel - 6, Mugger - 2
Peacock & Chinkara Breading Centre, Jhabua, in Rewari district ?? hectares Jhabua village in Rewari district, Rewari city location map 175 km 315 km 90 km Chinkara and blue peafowl (mor)
Pheasant Breeding Centre Morni in Panchkula district ?? hectares Barwala village 22 km from Panchkula, location map 220 km 30 km 245 km Several types of pheasants are bred, including red junglefowl (Gallus gallus), endangered cheer pheasant (Catreus wallichii) and endangered kalij pheasant. The centre has a program for breeding and releasing birds into the wild. Six aviaries and a walk-in aviary have been constructed for breeding of the pheasants.
Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre, Pinjore 2.02 hectares located within the Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary, which is 8 km away from Pinjore on Pinjor-Mallah Road. It is 10 km from Kalka, 20 km from Panchkula, 30 km from Chandigarh, 20 km from Morni Hill station. Jatayu Conservation and Breeding Centre (JCBC) location map 265 km 30 km 275 km Indian vulture

Deer Parks of Haryana[edit]

The Forests Department, Haryana of the Government of Haryana runs one deer park:

Name of Conservation Area Area District & Location Hisar Delhi Chandigarh Major Wildlife Supported
Deer Park, Hisar 19 hectares Deer Park is located next to Hisar Airport and Blue Bird Lake on Hisar-Dhansu Road at Hisar. The Deer Park is next to Shatavar Vatika Herbal Park, Hisar. Both are run by the Forests Department, Haryana of Government of Haryana, location map 0 km 177 km 238 km Chital spotted deer, Sambar and Blackbuck (nil gai) Antelope

Herbal Parks of Haryana[edit]

Forests Department, Haryana of Government of Haryana has 49 herbal parks[3]

Zoos of Haryana[edit]

Other Potential Wildlife Sanctuaries & Conservation Areas of Haryana[edit]

Important wetland, water sheds and forested areas of Haryana

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haryana Forests Department Protected areas". "". http://haryanaforest.gov.in/. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2014. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/wilderness-and-other-protected-areas.aspx#ixzz3GG7IRxrI
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)