National Park & Wildlife Sanctuaries



National Park:-
A National Park is an area dedicated for the conservation of wildlife along with its environment. It is also meant for enjoyment through tourism but without impairing the environment. Grazing of domestic animals, all private rights and forestry activities are prohibited within a National Park. Each National Park usually aims at conservation specifically of some particular species of wildlife along with others. Some major National Parks of our country are-
Name of National Park
State
Important Wildlife



Kaziranga
Assam
One-horned Rhino
Gir National Park
Gujarat
Indian Lion
Dachigam
J&k
Hangul
Bandipur
Karnataka
Elephant
Periyar
Kerala
Elephant, Tiger
Kanha
M.P.
Tiger
Corbett
Uttarakhand
Tiger
Dudwa
U.P.
Tiger
Ranthambore
Rajasthan
Tiger
Sariska
Rajasthan
Tiger

Wildlife Sanctuaries:-
Wildlife sanctuaries are also protected areas where killing, hunting, shooting or capturing of wildlife is prohibited except under the control of highest authority. However, private ownership rights are permissible and forestry operations are also permitted to an extent that they do not affect the wildlife adversely. Some major wildlife sanctuaries of our country are-
Name of Sanctuary
State
Major Wildlife



Ghana Bird Sanctuary
Rajasthan
300 species of birds (including migratory)
Hazaribagh Sanctuary
Bihar
Tiger, Leopard
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Haryana
Migratory birds
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
Gujarat
Water birds
Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary
Punjab
Black buck
Mudamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu
Tiger, Elephant, Leopard
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu
Water birds
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
W. Bengal
Rhinoceros, elephant, Tiger
Wild Ass Sanctuary
Gujarat
Wild ass, wolf, nilgai, chinkara

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