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Wildlife Sanctuary in India (Complete State-wise List)

Wildlife Sanctuary in India

What is Wildlife Sanctuary?

· There are 553 existing Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Any area other than area comprised with any reserve forest or the territorial waters can be notified by the State Government to constitute as a sanctuary if such area is of adequate ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, natural or zoological significance, for the purpose of protecting, propagating or developing wildlife or its environment.

· Some restricted human activities are allowed inside the Wildlife Sanctuary in India, details of which are given in CHAPTER IV, WPA 1972.

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Wildlife Sanctuary in India

· Wildlife Sanctuary in India is an area constituted by competent authority in which killing and capturing of any form of wild life is prohibited, except with permission and boundaries and character of which are special.

· The people who live in the sanctuary are authorised persons with right over the immovable property within the limits of the Sanctuary.

· Grazing and movement of livestock is regulated and permitted to enter the sanctuary have to be immunized against communicable diseases.

· Chief Warden is authorised to allow or disallow the entry into the sanctuary or construction of roads, building, fences etc.

· Hunting is also restricted and strictly regulated Approval of government is necessary before chief warden gives permission for hunting.

Difference between Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park

· The difference between a Wildlife Sanctuary in India and a National Park in India mainly lies in the vesting of rights of people living inside.

· Unlike a Sanctuary, where certain rights can be allowed, in a National Park, no rights are allowed.

· No grazing of any livestock is permitted inside a National Park while in a Sanctuary, the Chief Wildlife Warden may regulate, control or prohibit it.

Complete State-wise List of Wildlife Sanctuary in India

· Wildlife Sanctuary in India are classified as IUCN Category IV protected areas. There are 553 existing Wildlife Sanctuary in India covering an area of 119,776.00 km2, which is 3.64 % of the geographical area of the country (National Wildlife Database, December, 2019).

· Among these Wildlife Sanctuary in India, the 50 tiger reserves are governed by Project Tiger, and are of special significance for the conservation of the Bengal tiger. Following is the list of all Wildlife Sanctuary in India –

 

S.No

State Name

Protected Area

Area

(km2)

Year of Establishment

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Arial Island

0.05

1977

2

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Bamboo Island

0.05

1977

3

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Barren Island

8.1

1977

4

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Battimalv Island

2.23

1977

5

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Belle Island

0.08

1977

6

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Bennett Island

3.46

1977

7

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Bingham Island

0.08

1977

8

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Blister Island

0.26

1977

9

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Bluff Island

1.14

1977

10

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Bondoville Island

2.55

1977

11

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Brush Island

0.23

1977

12

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Buchanan Island

9.33

1977

13

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Chanel Island

0.13

1977

14

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Cinque Islands

9.51

1977

15

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Clyde Island

0.54

1977

16

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Cone Island

0.65

1977

17

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Curlew (B.P.) Island

0.16

1977

18

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Curlew Island

0.03

1977

19

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Cuthbert Bay

5.82

1997

20

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Defence Island

10.49

1977

21

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Dot Island

0.13

1977

22

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Dottrell Island

0.13

1977

23

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Duncan Island

0.73

1977

24

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

East Island

6.11

1977

25

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

East of Inglis Island

3.55

1977

26

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Egg Island

0.05

1977

27

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Elat Island

9.36

1977

28

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Entrance Island

0.96

1977

29

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Galathea Bay

11.44

1997

30

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Gander Island

0.05

1977

31

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Girjan Island

0.16

1977

32

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Goose Island

0.01

1977

33

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Hump Island

0.47

1977

34

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Interview Island

133.87

1977

35

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

James Island

2.1

1977

36

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Jungle Island

0.52

1977

37

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Kwangtung Island

0.57

1987

38

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Kyd Island

8

1977

39

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Landfall Island

29.48

1977

40

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Latouche Island

0.96

1977

41

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Lohabarrack

22.21

1977

42

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Mangrove Island

0.39

1977

43

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Mask Island

0.78

1977

44

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Mayo Island

0.1

1977

45

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Megapode Island

0.12

1977

46

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Montogemery Island

0.21

1977

47

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Narcondam Island

6.81

1977

48

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

North Brother Island

0.75

1977

49

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

North Island

0.49

1977

50

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

North Reef Island

3.48

1977

51

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Oliver Island

0.16

1977

52

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Orchid Island

0.1

1977

53

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Ox Island

0.13

1977

54

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Oyster Island-I

0.08

1977

55

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Oyster Island-II

0.21

1977

56

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Paget Island

7.36

1977

57

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Parkinson Island

0.34

1977

58

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Passage Island

0.62

1977

59

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Patric Island

0.13

1977

60

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Peacock Island

0.62

1977

61

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Pitman Island

1.37

1977

62

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Point Island

3.07

1977

63

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Potanma Islands

0.16

1977

64

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Ranger Island

4.26

1977

65

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Reef Island

1.74

1977

66

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Roper Island

1.46

1977

67

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Ross Island

1.01

1977

68

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Rowe Island

0.01

1977

69

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Sandy Island

1.58

1977

70

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Sea Serpent Island

0.78

1977

71

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Shark Island

0.6

1977

72

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Shearme Island

7.85

1977

73

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Sir Hugh Rose Island

1.06

1977

74

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Sisters Island

0.36

1977

75

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Snake Island-I

0.73

1977

76

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Snake Island-II

0.03

1977

77

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

South Brother Island

1.24

1977

78

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

South Reef Island

1.17

1977

79

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

South Sentinel Island

1.61

1977

80

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Spike Island-I

0.42

1977

81

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Spike Island-II

11.7

1977

82

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Stoat Island

0.44

1977

83

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Surat Island

0.31

1977

84

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Swamp Island

4.09

1977

85

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Table (Delgarno) Island

2.29

1977

86

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Table (Excelsior) Island

1.69

1977

87

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Talabaicha Island

3.21

1977

88

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Temple Island

1.04

1977

89

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Tillongchang Island

16.83

1977

90

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Tree Island

0.03

1977

91

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Trilby Island

0.96

1977

92

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Tuft Island

0.29

1977

93

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Turtle Islands

0.39

1977

94

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

West Island

6.4

1977

95

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Wharf Island

0.11

1977

96

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

White Cliff Island

0.47

1977

97

Andhra Pradesh

Coringa

235.7

1978

98

Andhra Pradesh

Gundla Brahmeswaram

1194

1990

99

Andhra Pradesh

Kambalkonda

71.9

2002

100

Andhra Pradesh

Kaundinya

357.6

1990

101

Andhra Pradesh

Kolleru

308.55

1953

102

Andhra Pradesh

Krishna

194.81

1989

103

Andhra Pradesh

Nagarjunasagar Srisailam

1401.81

1978

104

Andhra Pradesh

Nellapattu

4.59

1976

105

Andhra Pradesh

Pulicat Lake

500

1980

106

Andhra Pradesh

Rollapadu

6.14

1988

107

Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankamalleswaram

464.42

1988

108

Andhra Pradesh

Sri Penusila Narasimha

1030.85

1997

109

Andhra Pradesh

Sri Venkateswara

172.35

1985

110

Arunachal Pradesh

D’ Ering Memorial

190

1978

111

Arunachal Pradesh

Dibang

4149

1991

112

Arunachal Pradesh

Eagle Nest

217

1989

113

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

140.3

1978

114

Arunachal Pradesh

Kamlang

783

1989

115

Arunachal Pradesh

Kane

31

1991

116

Arunachal Pradesh

Mehao

281.5

1980

117

Arunachal Pradesh

Pakhui

861.95

1977

118

Arunachal Pradesh

Sessa Orchid

100

1989

119

Arunachal Pradesh

Tale Valley

337

1995

120

Arunachal Pradesh

Yorde-Rabe-Supse

397

1996

121

Assam

Amchang

78.64

2004

122

Assam

Barail

326.24

2004

123

Assam

Barnadi

26.22

1980

124

Assam

Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni

7.22

1999

125

Assam

Burachapori

44.06

1995

126

Assam

Chakrasila

45.57

1994

127

Assam

Diparbeel

4.14

1989

128

Assam

Dihing Patkai

111.19

2004

129

Assam

East Karbi Anglong

221.81

2000

130

Assam

Garampani

6.05

1952

131

Assam

Hollongapar Gibbon

20.98

1997

132

Assam

Laokhowa

70.11

1972

133

Assam

Marat Longri

451

2003

134

Assam

Nambor

37

2000

135

Assam

Nambor-Doigurung

97.15

2003

136

Assam

Pabitora

38.83

1987

137

Assam

Pani-Dihing

33.93

1995

138

Assam

Sonai-Rupai

220

1998

139

Bihar

Barela Jheel Salim Ali

1.96

1997

140

Bihar

Bhimbandh

681.99

1976

141

Bihar

Gautam Budha

138.34

1976

142

Bihar

Kaimur

1342

1978

143

Bihar

Kanwarjheel

63.11

1989

144

Bihar

Kusheshwar Asthan

29.17

1994

145

Bihar

Nagi Dam

1.92

1987

146

Bihar

Nakti Dam

3.33

1987

147

Bihar

Rajgir

35.84

1978

148

Bihar

Udaypur

8.87

1978

149

Bihar

Valmiki

545.15

1978

150

Bihar

Vikramshila

50

1990

151

Chandigarh

City Bird

0.03

1998

152

Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake

25.98

1986

153

Chhattisgarh

Achanakmar

551.55

1975

154

Chhattisgarh

Badalkhol

104.45

1975

155

Chhattisgarh

Barnawapara

244.66

1976

156

Chhattisgarh

Bhahramgarh

138.95

1983

157

Chhattisgarh

Bhoramdev

351.24

2001

158

Chhattisgarh

Gomardha

277.82

1975

159

Chhattisgarh

Pamed

262.12

1985

160

Chhattisgarh

Semarsot

430.35

1978

161

Chhattisgarh

Sitanadi

553.36

1974

162

Chhattisgarh

Tamorpingla

608.51

1978

163

Chhattisgarh

Udanti

237.27

1983

164

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

92.16

2000

165

Daman & Diu

Fudam

2.18

1991

166

Delhi

Asola Bhati

27.82

1992

167

Goa

Mollem

133

1967

168

Goa

Bondla

7.95

1969

169

Goa

Chorao Island

1.78

1988

170

Goa

Cotigao

85.65

1968

171

Goa

Madei

208.48

1999

172

Goa

Netravali

211.05

1999

173

Gujarat

Balaram Ambaji

542.08

1989

174

Gujarat

Barda

192.31

1979

175

Gujarat

Great Indian Bustard

3.33

?

176

Gujarat

Gir

1153.42

1965

177

Gujarat

Girnar

178.8

2008

178

Gujarat

Hingolgarh

6.54

1980

179

Gujarat

Jambughoda

130.38

1990

180

Gujarat

Jessore

180.66

1978

181

Gujarat

Kachchh Desert

7506.22

1986

182

Gujarat

Khijadia

6.05

1981

183

Gujarat

Lala Great Indian Bustard

2.03

1995

184

Gujarat

Gulf of Kachchh

295.03

1980

185

Gujarat

Mitiyala

18.22

2004

186

Gujarat

Nal Sarovar

120.82

1969

187

Gujarat

Narayan Sarovar

442.91

1995

188

Gujarat

Paniya

39.63

1989

189

Gujarat

Porbandar Lake

0.09

1988

190

Gujarat

Purna

160.84

1990

191

Gujarat

Rampara Vidi

15.01

1988

192

Gujarat

Ratanmahal

55.65

1982

193

Gujarat

Shoolpaneswar

607.7

1982

194

Gujarat

Thol Lake

6.99

1988

195

Gujarat

Wild Ass

4953.71

1973

196

Haryana

Abubshehar

115.3

1987

197

Haryana

Bhindawas

4.12

1986

198

Haryana

Bir Shikargarh

7.67

1987

199

Haryana

Chhilchila

0.29

1986

200

Haryana

Kalesar

54.06

1992

201

Haryana

Khaparwas

0.83

1991

202

Haryana

Morni Hills

48.83

2004

203

Haryana

Nahar

2.11

1987

204

Himachal Pradesh

Bandli

32.11

1962

205

Himachal Pradesh

Chail

16

1976

206

Himachal Pradesh

Chandratal

38.56

2007

207

Himachal Pradesh

Churdhar

55.52

1985

208

Himachal Pradesh

Daranghati

171.5

1962

209

Himachal Pradesh

Dhauladhar

982.86

1994

210

Himachal Pradesh

Gamgul Siahbehi

108.4

1962

211

Himachal Pradesh

Kais

12.61

1954

212

Himachal Pradesh

Kalatop-Khajjair

17.17

1958

213

Himachal Pradesh

Kanawar

107.29

1954

214

Himachal Pradesh

Khokhan

14.94

1954

215

Himachal Pradesh

Kibber

2220.12

1992

216

Himachal Pradesh

Kugti

405.49

1962

217

Himachal Pradesh

Lippa Asrang

31

1962

218

Himachal Pradesh

Majathal

30.86

1954

219

Himachal Pradesh

Manali

29

1954

220

Himachal Pradesh

Nargu

132.3731

1962

221

Himachal Pradesh

Pong Dam Lake

207.59

1982

222

Himachal Pradesh

Sangla Valley

304

1989

223

Himachal Pradesh

Renukaji

4

1964

224

Himachal Pradesh

Rupi Bhaba

503

1982

225

Himachal Pradesh

Sainj

90

1994

226

Himachal Pradesh

Sechu Tuan Nala

390.29

1962

227

Himachal Pradesh

Shikari Devi

29.94

1962

228

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla Catchment

10

1958

229