Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary

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Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Location Nayagrh, Odisha, India
Coordinates 20°27′N 84°45′E / 20.450°N 84.750°E / 20.450; 84.750[1]Coordinates: 20°27′N 84°45′E / 20.450°N 84.750°E / 20.450; 84.750[1]
Area 168.35 square kilometres (41,600 acres)
Established 6 May 1981[2][3]

Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary was created on 6 May 1981 and is located in Nayagrh, Odisha, India, adjacent to the Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary. It is 168.35 square kilometres (41,600 acres) of sanctuary land, home to bears, elephants, leopards, Sambar Deer, and spotted deer.[3]

The sanctuary is located where the Mahanadi River passes through a gorge in the Eastern Ghats mountains. Elevations range from near sea level to about 900 metres (3,000 ft).[2]

Baisipalli is located in the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests ecoregion. The two major plant communities are mixed deciduous forests including Sal (Shorea robusta), and riverine forest.[4]

In 2007, the Satkosia Tiger Reserve was designated, which comprises Baisipali and the adjacent Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary.

External links

  • Sancturies at a Glance
  • Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary at Orissa Forest Development Corporation


  1. ^ "Baisipalli Sanctuary (map)".
  2. ^ a b Environment, Security and Tourism Development in South Asia. Gyan Publishing House. 2004. p. 61.
  3. ^ a b "Mahandi Wildlife Division, Nayagarh". District Portal Nayagarh. Archived from the original on August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  4. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh (1993). Biodiversity and Its Conservation in India. Indus Books. p. 241.
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