List of wildlife sanctuaries of India

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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala

A Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area of importance for flora, fauna, or features of geological or other interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide opportunities for study or research. The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 provides for the establishment of Protected Areas in India.[1]

Wildlife sanctuaries of India, are classified as IUCN Category IV protected areas. As of December 2020, 553 wildlife sanctuaries were established in India, covering 119,776 km2 (46,246 sq mi).[2] Among these, Project Tiger governs 51 tiger reserves, which are of special significance for the conservation of the Bengal tiger. The oldest bird sanctuary is Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary near Chennai in Tamil Nadu state, and was established in 1796.[3]

Wildlife sanctuaries in India

List of Wildlife Sanctuaries[edit]

Wildlife Sanctuaries have been established in:[2]

Andaman and Nicobar Islands[edit]

  1. Arial Island WLS
  2. Bamboo Island WLS
  3. Barren Island WLS
  4. Battimalv Island WLS
  5. Belle Island WLS
  6. Benett Island WLS
  7. Bingham Island WLS
  8. Blister Island WLS
  9. Bluff Island WLS
  10. Bondoville Island WLS
  11. Brush Island WLS
  12. Buchanan Island WLS
  13. Chanel Island WLS
  14. Cinque Islands WLS
  15. Clyde Island WLS
  16. Cone Island WLS
  17. Curlew (B.P.) Island WLS
  18. Curlew Island WLS
  19. Cuthbert Bay WLS
  20. Defence Island WLS
  21. Dot Island WLS
  22. Dottrell Island WLS
  23. Duncan Island WLS
  24. East Island WLS
  25. East of Inglis Island WLS
  26. Egg Island WLS
  27. Entrance Island WLS
  28. Flat Island Wildlife Sanctuary
  29. Gander Island WLS
  30. Girjan Island WLS
  31. Galathea Bay WLS
  32. Goose Island WLS
  33. Hump Island WLS
  34. Interview Island WLS
  35. James Island WLS
  36. Jungle Island WLS
  37. Kwangtung Island WLS
  38. Kyd Island WLS
  39. Landfall Island WLS
  40. Latouche Island WLS
  41. Lohabarrack (Saltwater Crocodile) WLS
  42. Mangrove Island WLS
  43. Mask Island WLS
  44. Mayo Island WLS
  45. Megapode Island WLS
  46. Montogemery Island WLS
  47. Narcondam Island WLS
  48. North Brother Island WLS
  49. North Island WLS
  50. North Reef Island WLS
  51. Oliver Island WLS
  52. Orchid Island WLS
  53. Ox Island WLS
  54. Oyster Island-I WLS
  55. Oyster Island-II WLS
  56. Paget Island WLS
  57. Parkinson Island WLS
  58. Passage Island WLS
  59. Patric Island WLS
  60. Peacock Island WLS
  61. Pitman Island WLS
  62. Point Island WLS
  63. Potanma Islands WLS
  64. Ranger Island WLS
  65. Reef Island WLS
  66. Roper Island WLS
  67. Ross Island WLS
  68. Rowe Island WLS
  69. Sandy Island WLS
  70. Sea Serpent Island WLS
  71. Shark Island WLS
  72. Shearme Island WLS
  73. Sir Hugh Rose Island WLS
  74. Sisters Island WLS
  75. Snake Island-I WLS
  76. Snake Island-II WLS
  77. South Brother Island WLS
  78. South Reef Island WLS
  79. South Sentinel Island WLS
  80. Spike Island-I WLS
  81. Spike Island-II WLS
  82. Stoat Island WLS
  83. Surat Island WLS
  84. Swamp Island WLS
  85. Table (Delgarno) Island WLS
  86. Table (Excelsior) Island WLS
  87. Talabaicha Island WLS
  88. Temple Island WLS
  89. Tillongchang Island WLS
  90. Tree Island WLS
  91. Trilby Island WLS
  92. Tuft Island WLS
  93. Turtle Islands WLS
  94. West Island WLS
  95. Wharf Island WLS
  96. White Cliff Island WLS

Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Arunachal Pradesh[edit]

Assam[edit]

Bihar[edit]

Chandigarh[edit]

  1. City Birds WLS
  2. Sukhna Lake WLS

Chhattisgarh[edit]

  1. Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, 1974
  2. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, 1975
  3. Badalkhol Wildlife Sanctuary, 1975
  4. Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, 1976
  5. Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary, 1978
  6. Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary, 1978
  7. Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1983
  8. Bhoramdev Wildlife Sanctuary, 2001
  9. Sarangarh-Gomardha WLS, 1975
  10. Pamed Wild Buffalo WLS, 1985
  11. Udanti Wild Buffalo WLS, 1985

Dadra Nagar Haveli[edit]

  1. Dadra and Nagar Haveli Wildlife Sanctuary

Daman and Diu[edit]

Delhi[edit]

Goa[edit]

Haryana[edit]

Gujarat[edit]

Himachal Pradesh[edit]

  1. Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Chandra Taal Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Churdhar Sanctuary
  5. Daranghati Sanctuary
  6. Dhauladhar Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Gamgul Siyabehi WLS
  8. Kais WLS
  9. Kalatop-Khajjiar WLS
  10. Kanawar WLS
  11. Khokhan WLS
  12. Kibber WLS
  13. Kugti WLS
  14. Lippa Asrang WLS
  15. Majathal WLS
  16. Manali WLS
  17. Nargu WLS
  18. Pong Dam Lake WLS
  19. Renuka WLS
  20. Rupi Bhaba WLS
  21. Sainj WLS
  22. Sangla Valley (Rakchham Chitkul) WLS
  23. Sech Tuan Nala WLS
  24. Shikari Devi WLS
  25. Shimla Water Catchment WLS
  26. Talra WLS
  27. Tirthan WLS
  28. Tundah WLS
  29. Rohila WLS

Jammu and Kashmir[edit]

  1. Trikuta Wildlife Sanctuary, 1981
  2. Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary, 1981
  3. Ramnagar Rakha WLS, 1981
  4. Nandni WLS, 1981
  5. Baltal-Thajwas WLS, 1987
  6. Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary, 1987
  7. Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuary, 1987
  8. Jasrota WLS, 1987
  9. Lachipora WLS, 1987
  10. Limber Wildlife Sanctuary, 1987
  11. Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary, 1987
  12. Hokersar Wildlife Sanctuary, 1992
  13. Rajparian Wildlife Sanctuary, 2002

Jharkhand[edit]

  1. Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, 1976
  2. Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary, 1976
  3. Gautam Budha Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Koderma Wildlife Sanctuary, 1985
  5. Lawalong Wildlife sanctuary
  6. Mahauadanr Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Palamau Tiger Reserve
  8. Palkot Wildlife Sanctuary
  9. Parasnath Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Udhwa Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Karnataka[edit]

Kerala[edit]

Ladakh[edit]

Lakshadweep[edit]

  1. Pitti Bird Sanctuary, 1972
  2. Amini, India Wildlife Sanctuary

Madhya Pradesh[edit]

Maharashtra[edit]

  1. Amba Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary, 1997
  2. Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary, 1986
  3. Aner Dam Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1997
  5. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, 1985
  6. Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, 1970
  7. Bordharan Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary 1986
  9. Deolgaon-Rehkuri WLS
  10. Dhyanganga WLS 1997
  11. Gangewadi New Great Indian Bustard Wildlife Sanctuary
  12. Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary, 1986
  13. Ghodazari Wildlife Sanctuary
  14. Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, 1979
  15. Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, 1986
  16. Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary
  17. Karanja Sohol Wildlife Sanctuary, 2000
  18. Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary
  19. Karnala Bird Sanctuary, 1968
  20. Katepurna Wildlife Sanctuary, 1988
  21. Koka Wildlife Sanctuary, 2013
  22. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, 1985
  23. Lonar Wildlife Sanctuary, 2000
  24. Malvan Marine Wildlife Sanctuary
  25. Mansingdeo Wildlife Sanctuary2010
  26. Mayani Bird Sanctuary
  27. Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, 1997
  28. Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary, 1985
  29. Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary 2012
  30. Naigaon Mayur Wildlife Sanctuary 1994
  31. Nandur Madhameshwar Wildlife Sanctuary 1986
  32. Narnala Wildlife Sanctuary, 1997
  33. Nawegaon Wildlife Sanctuary
  34. New Bor Wildlife Sanctuary
  35. New Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary
  36. Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary, 1986
  37. Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, 1986
  38. Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary, 1958
  39. Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
  40. Sudhagad Wildlife Sanctuary, 2013
  41. Tamhini Wildlife Sanctuary, 2013
  42. Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, 1970
  43. Thane Creek Flamingo Wildlife Sanctuary 2015
  44. Thillari Wildlife Sanctuary
  45. Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
  46. Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, 2003
  47. Umred-Kharngla Wildlife Sanctuary
  48. Wan Wildlife Sanctuary
  49. Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary, 1969
  50. Yedsi Ramling Ghat Wildlife Sanctuary

Manipur[edit]

  1. Khongjaingamba Ching WLS, 2016
  2. Yangoupokpi-Lokchao WLS, 1989
  3. Kailam WLS
  4. Jiri-Makru WLS
  5. Bunning WLS
  6. Zeilad WLS
  7. Thinungei Bird Sanctuary

Meghalaya[edit]

  1. Baghmara Pitcher Plant WLS
  2. Nongkhyllem WLS
  3. Siju WLS
  4. Narpuh WLS

Mizoram[edit]

  1. Dampa Tiger Reserve
  2. Khawnglung WLS
  3. Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Ngengpui WLS
  5. Pualreng WLS
  6. Tawi WLS
  7. Thorangtlang WLS
  8. Tokalo WLS

Nagaland[edit]

Odisha[edit]

Punjab[edit]

  1. Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Bir Aishvan WLS
  3. Bir Bhadson WLS
  4. Bir Bunerheri WLS
  5. Bir Dosanjh WLS
  6. Bir Gurdialpura WLS
  7. Bir Mehaswala WLS
  8. Bir Motibagh WLS
  9. Harike Lake WLS
  10. Jhajjar Bacholi WLS
  11. Kathlaur Kushlian WLS
  12. Takhni-Rehampur WLS
  13. Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary

Pondicherry[edit]

Sikkim[edit]

Rajasthan[edit]

  1. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, 1960
  2. Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1971
  3. Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, 1971
  4. National Chambal Sanctuary, 1979
  5. Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary, 1979
  6. Phulwari ki Nal Wildlife Sanctuary, 1983
  7. Todgarh-Raoli Sanctuary, 1983
  8. Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1987
  9. Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, 1988
  10. Bandh Baratha Wildlife Sanctuary, 1985
  11. Bhensrodgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1983
  12. Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary, 1955
  13. Jamwa Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1982
  14. Jawahar Sagar Wildlife sanctuary, 1975
  15. Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary, 1983
  16. Kesarbagh Wildlife sanctuary, 1955
  17. Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1988
  18. Nahargarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1980
  19. Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary, 1982
  20. Ramsagar Wildlife Sanctuary
  21. Sawaimadhopur Wildlife Sanctuary
  22. Sawai Man Singh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1984
  23. Shergarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1983
  24. Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary, 1955

Tamil Nadu[edit]

Telangana[edit]

Tripura[edit]

Uttar Pradesh[edit]

Uttarakhand[edit]

West Bengal[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is the difference between Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks". India Today. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India (2017). "Protected Area Network". ENVIS Centre on Wildlife & Protected Areas. Retrieved 13 December 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Puru (19 November 2015). "Vedanthangal—India's oldest bird sanctuary". Times Group. Times of India. Retrieved 16 June 2021.

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