Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary

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Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Bargarh district, Odisha, India.

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, an important site for in-situ conservation of wildlife and its habitat in the state of Odisha is home to an immense array of biodiversity, over 40 species of mammals, 234 species of birds, 41 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians, 42 species of fishes, 39 species of odonates, 85 species of butterflies and 38 species of spiders and extremely important in the national context because of significant population of Schedule-I species like Leopard, Indian Gaur and Four-horned Antelope. The fauna includes Indian leopard, Indian elephant, sambar, chital, and gaur.

The sanctuary is fringed on the east and north by the huge man-made water body of Hirakud reservoir, thus forming one of the select few sanctuaries in the state supporting both terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity; which further attracts a significant number of migratory waterfowl during winter; and also this Wildlife Sanctuary is home to over 250 plant species, many of which have ethno-botanical and medicinal value;

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary as Eco-sensitive Zone from ecological and environmental point of view and to prohibit industries or class of industries and their operations and processes in the said Eco-sensitive Zone;

External links

  • Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha Forest Development Corporation
  • Official gazette of India [1]
  • Odisha tourism [2]

References

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