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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.

 

Current Situation

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.

– Gautam Buddha

 

Some of the Famous National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries are:

                 Name                                        State                                  Famous For

Bandhavgarh National Park             Madhya Pradesh           Indian Tigers, Indian Elephants

Bandipur National Park                    Karnataka                       Indian Tigers, Indian Elephants, Chital (Deer)

Blackbuck National Park                  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 & Kashmir        Snow Leopard

Jaldapara National Park                  West Bengal                     Indian rhinoceros

Jim Corbett National Park              Uttarakhand                     First national park in India. 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 N.P.        Andaman and                 Sea life, Fishes, Sea Turtles

.                                                              Nicobar Islands

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, Wild Dogs, Indian Bison

Valley of Flowers National Park    Uttarakhand                      Wild Flowers from July till September