Wildlife sanctuaries of India

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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala

Wildlife sanctuaries are established by IUCN category IV protected areas. India has 543 wildlife sanctuaries[1] 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.[2]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.

Wildlife sanctuaries

List of Wildlife Sanctuaries

Wildlife Sanctuaries have been established in:[3]

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  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. Elat Island WLS
  28. Entrance Island WLS
  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

  1. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Gundla Brahmeswaram WLS
  3. Kambalakonda WLS
  4. Koundinya WLS
  5. Kolleru WLS
  6. Krishna
  7. Nagarjuna Sagar-Srisailam WLS
  8. Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
  9. Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary
  10. Rollapadu WLS
  11. Sri Lankamalleswara WLS
  12. Sri Penusila Narasimha WLS
  13. Sri Venkateswara WLS
  14. Atapaka Bird WLS

Arunachal Pradesh

  1. D’Ering Memorial (Lali) WLS
  2. Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Itanagar WLS
  5. Kamlang WLS
  6. Kane WLS
  7. Mehao WLS
  8. Pakke Tiger Reserve
  9. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
  10. Tale Valley WLS
  11. Yordi-Rabe Supse WLS

Assam

  1. Amchang WLS
  2. Barail WLS
  3. Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni WLS
  5. Burachapori WLS
  6. Chakrashila WLS
  7. Deepor Beel WLS
  8. Dihing Patkai WLS
  9. East Karbi Anglong WLS
  10. Garampani WLS
  11. Hollongapar Gibbon WLS
  12. Lawkhowa WLS
  13. Marat Longri WLS
  14. Nambor WLS
  15. Nambor Doigrung WLS
  16. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  17. Pani-Dihing Bird WLS
  18. Sonai Rupai WLS

Bihar

  1. Barela Jheel Salim Ali Bird WLS
  2. Bhimbandh WLS
  3. Gautam Budha WLS
  4. Kanwarjheel WLS
  5. Kaimur WLS
  6. Kusheshwar Asthan Bird WLS
  7. Nagi Dam WLS
  8. Nakti Dam WLS
  9. Pant (Rajgir) WLS
  10. Udaypur Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Valmiki National Park
  12. Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin WLS
  13. Rajauli WLS (NEW)

Chandigarh

  1. City Birds WLS
  2. Sukhna Lake WLS

Chhattisgarh

  1. Achanakmar WLS
  2. Badalkhol WLS
  3. Barnawapara WLS
  4. Bhairamgarh WLS
  5. Bhoramdev WLS
  6. Sarangarh-Gomardha WLS
  7. Pamed Wild Buffalo WLS
  8. Semarsot WLS
  9. Sitanadi WLS
  10. Tamor Pingla WLS
  11. Udanti Wild Buffalo WLS

Dadra Nagar Haveli

Daman and diu.

  • Fudam WLS

Delhi

  • Asola Bhati (Indira Priyadarshini) WLS

Goa

  1. Bondla WLS
  2. Chorao Island (Dr.Salim Ali ) WLS (Bird)
  3. Cotigaon WLS
  4. Madei WLS
  5. Bhagwan Mahavir (Mollem) WLS
  6. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

Haryana

  1. Abubshehar WLS
  2. Bhindawas WLS
  3. Bir Shikargarh WLS
  4. Chhilchila WLS
  5. Kalesar National Park
  6. Khaparwas WLS
  7. Morni Hills (Khol-Hi-Raitan) WLS
  8. Nahar WLS
  9. Sultanpur WLS (Bird)

Gujarat

  1. Balaram Amji WLS
  2. Barda WLS
  3. Gaga Great Indian Bustard WLS
  4. Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. Girnar WLS
  6. Hingolgadh Nature Reserve WLS
  7. Jambugodha WLS
  8. Jessore WLS
  9. Lala Great Indian Bustard WLS
  10. Kachchh Desert WLS
  11. Khijadiya WLS
  12. Marine (Gulf of Kachchh) WLS
  13. Mitiyala WLS
  14. Nal Sarovar Bird WLS
  15. Narayan Sarovar (Chinkara) WLS
  16. Paniya WLS
  17. Porbandar Lake WLS
  18. Purna WLS
  19. Rampara Vidi WLS
  20. Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sactuary
  21. Shoolpaneswar (Dhumkhal) WLS
  22. Thol Lake WLS
  23. Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary

Himachal Pradesh

  1. Bandli WLS
  2. Chail WLS
  3. Chandratal WLS
  4. Churdhar WLS
  5. Daranghati WLS
  6. Dhauladhar WLS
  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

Jammu and Kashmir

  1. Baltal-Thajwas WLS
  2. Changthang Cold Desert WLS
  3. Gulbarga WLS
  4. Hirapora WLS
  5. Hokersar WLS
  6. Jasrota WLS
  7. Karakoram (Nubra Shyok) WLS
  8. Lachipora WLS
  9. Limber WLS
  10. Nandni WLS
  11. Overa Aru WLS
  12. Rajparian  (Daksum) WLS
  13. Ramnagar Rakha WLS
  14. Surinsar Mansar WLS
  15. Trikuta WLS

Jharkhand

  1. Dalma WLS
  2. Gautam Buddha WLS
  3. Hazaribagh WLS
  4. Koderma WLS
  5. Lawalong WLS
  6. Mahauadanr WLS
  7. Palamau Tiger Reserve
  8. Palkot WLS
  9. Parasnath WLS
  10. Topchanchi WLS
  11. Udhwa Lake WLS

Karnataka

  1. Adichunchunagiri WLS
  2. Arabithittu WLS
  3. Attiveri WLS
  4. Bhadra WLS
  5. Bhimgad WLS
  6. Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (B.R.T.) WLS
  7. Brahmagiri WLS
  8. Cauvery WLS
  9. Chincholi WLS
  10. Dandeli WLS
  11. Daroji Bear WLS
  12. Ghataprabha Bird WLS
  13. Gudavi WLS
  14. Gudekote Sloth Bear WLS
  15. Malai Mahadeshwara WLS
  16. Melkote Temple WLS
  17. Mookambika WLS
  18. Nugu WLS
  19. Pushpagiri WLS
  20. Ranebennur Black Buck WLS
  21. Ranganathittu Bird WLS
  22. Ramadevara Betta Vulture WLS
  23. Rangayyanadurga Four-horned antelope
  24. Sharavathi Valley WLS
  25. Shettihalli WLS
  26. Someshwara WLS
  27. Talakaveri WLS
  28. Jogimatti WLS
  29. Thimlapura WLS
  30. Yadahalli Chinkara WLS

Kerala

  1. Aralam WLS
  2. Chimmony WLS
  3. Chinnar WLS
  4. Chulannur Peafowl WLS
  5. Idukki WLS
  6. Kottiyoor WLS
  7. Kurinjimala WLS
  8. Malabar WLS
  9. Mangalavanam Bird WLS
  10. Neyyar WLS
  11. Parambikulam WLS
  12. Peechi-Vazhani WLS
  13. Peppara WLS
  14. Periyar WLS
  15. Shendurney WLS
  16. Thattekad Bird WLS
  17. Wayanad WLS
  18. Pathiramanal Bird WLS

Lakshadweep

  • Pitti WLS (Bird)

Madhya Pradesh

  1. Bagdara WLS
  2. Bori WLS
  3. Gandhi Sagar WLS
  4. Ghatigaon WLS
  5. Karera WLS
  6. Ken Gharial WLS
  7. Kheoni WLS
  8. Narsighgarh WLS
  9. National Chambal WLS
  10. Noradehi WLS
  11. Orcha WLS
  12. Pachmarhi WLS
  13. Kuno WLS
  14. Panna (Gangau) WLS
  15. Panpatha WLS
  16. Pench WLS
  17. Phen WLS
  18. Ralamandal WLS
  19. Ratapani WLS
  20. Sailana WLS
  21. Sanjay Dubri WLS
  22. Sardarpur WLS
  23. Singhori WLS
  24. Son Gharial WLS
  25. Veerangna Durgawati WLS

Maharashtra

  1. Amba Barwa WLS
  2. Andhari WLS
  3. Aner Dam WLS
  4. Bhamragarh WLS
  5. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Bor Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Bordharan Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Chaprala WLS
  9. Deolgaon-Rehkuri WLS
  10. Dhyanganga WLS
  11. Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary
  12. Ghodazari Wildlife Sanctuary
  13. Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
  14. Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary
  15. Kalsubai Harishchandragad WLS
  16. Karnala Bird Sanctuary
  17. Karanja Sohal Blackbuck WLS
  18. Katepurna WLS
  19. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
  20. Lonar WLS
  21. Malvan Marine WLS
  22. Mansingdeo WLS
  23. Mayani Bird Sanctuary
  24. Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
  25. Melghat
  26. Nagzira WLS
  27. Naigaon Mayur WLS
  28. Nandur Madhameshwar WLS
  29. Narnala willife Sanctuary
  30. Nawegaon WLS
  31. New Bor WLS
  32. New Nagzira WLS
  33. Painganga WLS
  34. Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary
  35. Radhanagari WLS
  36. Sagareshwar WLS
  37. Tansa WLS
  38. Thane Creek Flamingo WLS
  39. Tipeshwar WLS
  40. Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
  41. Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary
  42. Yedsi Ramlin Ghat WLS
  43. Umred-Kharngla WLS
  44. Wan WLS
  45. Gangewadi New Great Indian Bustard WLS

Manipur

  1. Khongjaingamba Ching WLS
  2. Yangoupokpi-Lokchao WLS

Meghalaya

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

Mizoram

  1. Dampa WLS (TR)
  2. Khawnglung WLS
  3. Lengteng WLS
  4. Ngengpui WLS
  5. Pualreng WLS
  6. Tawi WLS
  7. Thorangtlang WLS
  8. Tokalo WLS

Nagaland

  1. Fakim WLS
  2. Puliebadze WLS
  3. Rangapahar WLS

Orissa

  1. Badrama WLS
  2. Baisipalli WLS
  3. Balukhand Konark WLS
  4. Bhitarkanika WLS
  5. Chandaka Dampara WLS
  6. Chilika (Nalaban) WLS
  7. Debrigarh WLS
  8. Gahirmatha (Marine) WLS
  9. Hadgarh WLS
  10. Karlapat WLS
  11. Khalasuni WLS
  12. Kotagarh WLS
  13. Kuldiha WLS
  14. Sunabeda WLS
  15. Lakhari Valley WLS
  16. Nandankanan WLS
  17. Satkosia Gorge WLS
  18. Simlipal WLS
  19. Kapilash WLS

Punjab

  1. Abohar WLS
  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 WLS

Pondicherry

  • Oussudu WLS

Rajasthan

  1. Bandh Baratha WLS
  2. Bassi WLS
  3. Bhensrodgarh WLS
  4. Darrah WLS
  5. Jaisamand WLS
  6. Jamwa Ramgarh WLS
  7. Jawahar Sagar WLS
  8. Kailadevi WLS
  9. Kesarbagh WLS
  10. Kumbhalgarh WLS
  11. Mount Abu WLS
  12. Nahargarh WLS
  13. National Chambal WLS
  14. Phulwari Ki Nal WLS
  15. Ramgarh Vishdhari WLS
  16. Ramsagar WLS
  17. Sajjangarh WLS
  18. Sariska WLS
  19. Sawaimadhopur WLS
  20. Sawai Man Singh WLS
  21. Shergarh WLS
  22. Sitamata WLS
  23. Tal Chhapper WLS
  24. Todgarh Raoli WLS
  25. Van Vihar WLS

TamilNadu

  1. Cauvery North WLS
  2. Chitrangudi Bird WLS
  3. Gangaikondam Spotted Dear WLS
  4. Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) WLS
  5. Kalakad WLS
  6. Kanjirankulam Bird WLS
  7. Kanyakumari WLS
  8. Karaivetti WLS
  9. Karikili WLS
  10. Kodaikanal WLS
  11. Koonthankulam-Kadankulam WLS
  12. Melaselvanoor-Keelaselvanoor WLS
  13. Mudumalai WLS
  14. Mundanthurai WLS
  15. Nellai WLS
  16. Oussudu Lake Bird Sanctuary
  17. Point Calimere WLS
  18. Pulicat Lake WLS
  19. Satyamangalam WS
  20. Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel WLS
  21. Udayamarthandapuram Lake WLS
  22. Vaduvoor WLS
  23. Vedanthangal WLS
  24. Vellanadu (Blackbuck) WLS
  25. Vellode WLS
  26. Vettangudi WLS
  27. Megamalai  WLS
  28. Theerthangal  WLS
  29. Sakkarakottai  WLS

Telangana

  1. Kinnersani WLS
  2. Eturnagaram WLS
  3. Kawal WLS
  4. Lanja Madugu Siwaram WLS
  5. Manjeera Crocodile WLS
  6. Nagarjuna Sagar-Srisailam WLS
  7. Pakhal WLS
  8. Pocharam WLS
  9. Pranahita WLS

Tripura

  1. Gumti WLS
  2. Rowa WLS
  3. Sepahijala WLS
  4. Trishna WLS

Rajbari national park

Uttar Pradesh

  1. Bakhira WLS
  2. Chandraprabha WLS
  3. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Bird WLS
  4. Hastinapur WLS
  5. Kaimur WLS
  6. Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Lakh Bahosi Bird WLS
  9. Mahavir Swami WLS
  10. National Chambal Sanctuary
  11. Nawabganj WLS
  12. Okhala Bird WLS
  13. Parvati Aranga WLS
  14. Patna WLS
  15. Ranipur WLS
  16. Saman Bird WLS
  17. Samaspur WLS
  18. Sandi Bird WLS
  19. Sohagi Barwa Sanctuary
  20. Sohelwa WLS
  21. Sur Sarovar Sanctuary
  22. Jai Prakash Narayan (Surhatal) Bird WLS
  23. Turtle WLS
  24. Vijai Sagar WLS
  25. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

Uttarakhand

  1. Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary
  2. Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Mussoorie Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

West Bengal

  1. Ballavpur WLS
  2. Bethuadahari WLS
  3. Bibhuti Bhusan WLS
  4. Buxa Tiger Reserve
  5. Chapramari WLS
  6. Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary
  7. Haliday Island WLS
  8. Jorepokhri Salamander WLS
  9. Lothian Island WLS
  10. Mahananda wls
  11. Raiganj WLS
  12. Ramnabagan WLS
  13. Sajnakhali WLS
  14. Senchal WLS
  15. Sundarbans West Wildlife Sanctuary
  16. Sundarbans East Wildlife Sanctuary

See also

References

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "The Jawai Hills Have Leopards Eyes - Travel News India". Travel News India. 2017-02-04. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  3. ^ http://natureconservation.in/state-wise-list-of-wildlife-sanctuaries-of-india-updated/

External links

  • 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
  • [1]

based on India Statistical Report, 2011

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