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India have total forest and tree cover is 79.42 million hectare, which is 24.16 percent of the total geographical area.

In 1936 First National Park was established as “Hailey National Park” which is now known as “Jim Corbett National Park”. By 1970, India only had five national parks. In 1972, India enacted the “Wildlife Protection Act” and “Project Tiger” to safeguard the habitats of conservation 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. Among these, the 50 tiger reserves are governed by “Project Tiger”. Some wildlife sanctuaries are specifically named bird sanctuary, e.g. Keoladeo National Park before attaining National Park status. Many of them being referred as a particular animal such as Jawai leopard sanctuary in Rajasthan. Many National Parks were initially wildlife sanctuaries.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 & Wilflife 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, 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 Panthera tigris, Sambhar Axis axis
Eravikulam National Park Kerala Elephants
Gangotri National Park Uttarakhand
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 National Park Rajasthan UNESCO World Heritage Site
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Manas National Park Assam UNESCO World Heritage Site
Nagarhole National Park Karnataka
Namdapha National Park Arunachal Pradesh
Nanda Devi National Park Uttarakhand UNESCO World Heritage Site, UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
Panna National Park Madhya Pradesh
Pench National Park[3] Madhya Pradesh
Periyar National Park Kerala
Pin Valley National Park Himachal Pradesh
Rajaji National Park Uttarakhand Indian Elephants, Tigers, Leopards
Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan
Sanjay Gandhi National Park Maharashtra Indian Leopard, Rhesus Macaque, Spotted Deer, Indian Flying Fox, Barking Deer
Sariska Tiger Reserve Rajasthan
Satpura National Park Madhya Pradesh
Silent Valley National Park Kerala Absence of noisy cicadas, hence the name ‘Silent Valley’
Sultanpur National Park Haryana
Sundarbans National Park West Bengal UNESCO World Heritage Site
Tadoba National Park Maharashtra Tigers
Valley of Flowers National Park Uttarakhand