Wildlife sanctuaries of India
Wildlife sanctuaries are established by IUCN category II protected areas. India has 515 animal sanctuaries referred to as wildlife sanctuaries category IV protected areas. Among these, the 48 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 National Parks were initially wildlife sancturies.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.
Wildlife sanctuaries are of national importance due to some flagship faunal species, are named National Wildlife Sanctuary, like the tri-state National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary for conserving the gharial.
- "Protected Area Network". Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary Andhra Pradesh
- Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuaries
- Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
- Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary
- Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary
- Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
- Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary
- Adichunchanagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
- Location and Extent
- Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary
- Son Ghariyal Sanctuary
- Pinjarkar, Vijay (4 March 2008). "Scanty funds endanger tiger future". The Times of India.
- Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary
- Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary
- 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