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Forest Cover & History
India have total forest and tree cover is 79.42 million hectare, which is 24.16 percent of the total geographical area.
1st National Park was established as “Hailey National Park” in 1936 which is now called as “Jim Corbett National Park”. India only had 5 national parks till 1970. In 1972, Indian Government announced & introduced the “Wildlife Protection Act” and “Project Tiger” to protect the natural habitats of reliant species.
As of July 2017, there were 103 national parks encompassing an area of 40,500 km2 (15,600 sq mi), comprising 1.23% of India’s total surface area.
India also has 543 Wildlife Sanctuaries. Many National Parks were initially wildlife sanctuaries. Among these, the 50 tiger reserves are governed by “Project Tiger”. Some wildlife sanctuaries are specifically for bird sanctuary, e.g. Keoladeo Ghana National Park before attaining National Park status. Many of them being dedicated to a particular wild animal, e.g. Jawai Leopard Sanctuary in Rajasthan.
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.
To live a Pure Unselfish Life, One must Count nothing as One’s Own in the midst of abundance. – Buddha
Some of the Famous National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries are:
|Bandhavgarh National Park||Madhya Pradesh||Indian Tigers, Indian Elephants|
|Bandipur National Park||Karnataka||Indian Tigers, Indian Elephants, Chital (Deer)|
|Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar||Gujarat||Cheetahs, Blackbuck Lodge, Indian Grey Wolf, the nocturnal striped hyena, Indian fox, golden jackal|
|Clouded Leopard National Park||Tripura||Clouded Leopard|
|Desert National Park||Rajasthan||A bird called “The Great Indian bustard”, an endangered species found only in India|
|Dudhwa National Park||Uttar Pradesh||Tiger, Sambhar, Swamp Deer, Leopards, Hog Deer, Ratel|
|Eravikulam National Park||Kerala||Nilgiri Tahr, Gaur, Lion-tailed Macaques, Indian Muntjac, Leopard|
|Gangotri National Park||Uttarakhand||Snow Leopard, Ibex, Tahr, Himalayan Barbet, Pheasants, Serow|
|Gir Forest National Park||Gujarat||Asiatic lion|
|Great Himalayan National Park||Himachal Pradesh,||UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Hemis National Park||Jammu and Kashmir||Snow Leopard|
|Jaldapara National Park||West Bengal||Indian rhinoceros|
|Jim Corbett National Park||Uttarakhand||First national park in India (established in 1936 as Hailey National Park) famous for Indian Tigers|
|Kanha National Park||Madhya Pradesh||Indian Tiger|
|Kaziranga National Park||Assam||Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Keibul Lamjao National Park||Manipur||Only Floating Park in the world|
|Keoladeo Ghana National Park||Rajasthan||UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Sea life, Fishes, Sea Turtles|
|Manas National Park||Assam||UNESCO World Heritage Site, Indian Bison, Tigers, One Horn Rhino|
|Nagarhole National Park||Karnataka||Tigers, Leopards, Black Panther, Indian Bison, Elephants|
|Namdapha National Park||Arunachal Pradesh||5 species of Hornbill & around 425 species of birds & Butterflies|
|Nanda Devi National Park||Uttarakhand||UNESCO World Heritage Site, UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve|
|Panna National Park||Madhya Pradesh||Tigers, Cheetal, Leopards, Indian Bison, Barking Deer|
|Pench National Park||Madhya Pradesh||Tigers, Indian Bison, Cheetal, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer|
|Periyar National Park||Kerala||Indian Elephants, Rare Lion-tailed Macaques, Leopard, Tiger|
|Pin Valley National Park||Himachal Pradesh||Himalayan Snowcock, Chukar Partridge, Snowfinch, Snow Leopard|
|Rajaji National Park||Uttarakhand||Indian Elephants, Tigers, Leopards|
|Ranthambore National Park||Rajasthan||Tigers, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer, Crocodiles, Sambhar|
|Sanjay Gandhi National Park||Maharashtra||Leopard, Rhesus Macaque, Spotted Deer, Indian Flying Fox|
|Sariska Tiger Reserve||Rajasthan||Tigers, Leopard, Spotted Deer|
|Satpura National Park||Madhya Pradesh||Leopard, Wild Dogs, Indian Bison, Crocodiles|
|Silent Valley National Park||Kerala||Absence of noisy cicadas, hence the name ‘Silent Valley’|
|Sultanpur National Park||Haryana||Migratory Birds|
|Sundarbans National Park||West Bengal||UNESCO World Heritage Site, Royal Bengal Tiger|
|Tadoba National Park||Maharashtra||Tigers|
|Valley of Flowers National Park||Uttarakhand||Wild Flowers from July till September|