Wildlife sanctuaries of India
Wildlife sanctuaries are established by IUCN category II protected areas. India has 531 wildlife sanctuaries referred to as wildlife sanctuaries category IV protected areas. Among these, the 50 tiger reserves are governed by Project Tiger, and are of special significance in the conservation of the tiger. Some wildlife sanctuaries are specifically named bird sanctuary, e.g., Keoladeo National Park before attaining National Park status.
Many of them being referred as a particular animal such as Jawai leopard sanctuary in Rajasthan. Many National Parks were initially wildlife sanctuaries.The conservative measures taken by the Indian Government for the conservation of Tigers was awarded by a 30% rise in the number of tigers in 2015.
List of Wildlife sanctuaries
- "Protected Area Network". ENVIS Centre on Wildlife & Protected Areas (Sponsored by Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India). 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "The Jawai Hills Have Leopards Eyes - Travel News India". Travel News India. 2017-02-04. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
- Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary Andhra Pradesh
- "Department of Environment & Forests (Government of Assam)".
- "Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnawapara Sanctuary, Sita Nadi Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh Wildlife Tour, Chhattisgarh Wildlife Tours".
- "Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary, Udanti Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh Wildlife Tour, Chhattisgarh Wildlife Tours, Wildlife Tour Chhattisgarh".
- Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary
- "Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sitanadi Sanctuary, Sita Nadi Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh Wildlife Tour, Chhattisgarh Wildlife Tours".
- Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary
- Adichunchanagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
- periyar national park - google
- Location and Extent
- "M.P. Department of forest - Ken Ghariyal Wild Life Sanctuary".
- "Department of forest - Songhariyal Sanctuary".
- Pinjarkar, Vijay (4 March 2008). "Scanty funds endanger tiger future". The Times of India.
- "Wildlife Sanctuaries - List". Wildlife Institute of India. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary
- "Rajputana Tours@9414055932".
- Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary
- "Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary".
- United Nations List of National Parks and Protected Areas: India (2003)
- Ministry of Forests and Environment Protected Areas website
- List of sanctuaries in the Andoman and Nicobar Islands with locations
- Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal, MP
- Sanctuary Asia Magazine
- Wildlife Sanctuaries in India
- Forest cover in India and state of wildlife sanctuaries Statistical data based on India Statistical Report, 2011