How many wildlife sanctuaries are there in India and their names?
There are 566 existing wildlife sanctuaries in India covering an area of 122420 km2, which is 3.72% of the geographical area of the country (National Wildlife Database, Dec. 2020). Another 218 sanctuaries are proposed in the Protected Area Network Report covering an area of 16,829 km2.
How many important wildlife sanctuaries are there in India?
Wildlife Sanctuaries in India are 441 in number. They are a home to hundreds and thousands of various flora and fauna.
Which state has highest wildlife sanctuaries?
The union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India had the highest number of wildlife sanctuaries in 2019.
Number of wildlife sanctuaries in India in 2019, by state.
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Which is the first sanctuary in India?
Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India, which was established in 1936 to protect the endangered Bengal Tiger. It is an eco-tourism destination which contains 488 species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is located in North Goa District Sattari Taluka.
Which is the smallest national park in India?
National Parks in India: Important Points
- Largest National Park: Hemis National Park, Jammu & Kashmir.
- Smallest National Park: South Button Island National Park, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Largest Wildlife Sanctuary: Rann of Kutch, Gujarat.
- Smallest Wildlife Sanctuary: Bor Tiger reserve, Maharashtra.