Top 10 Wild sancturies or Forests in India

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India has 515 animal sanctuaries or Forests , referred to as Wildlife sanctuaries 41 Tiger Reserves are governed by special  significance in the conservation of the tiger  Wildlife sanctuaries are of national importance to conservation, usually due to some flagship faunal species, are named National Wildlife Sanctuary, India’s wildlife is rich and diverse, Almost 4 % of India’s land is under forests.
There are at least 500 wildlife sanctuaries in India, which attract travelers and tourists from all parts of the world.
There are as many as 80 national parks and over 441 wildlife sanctuaries in India, covering nearly 4.5% of the total geographical area of the country The National Parks in India showcase a variety of enchanting landscapes, uncommon birds, all kinds of shrubs, bushes,
grasslands and trees and most importantly some of the finest and rarest endangered species.
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 Below are the top Wild sancturies or Forests in India

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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: – Thekkady, Kerala
Establishment: 1982
Major species: Tiger, Nilgiri langur, Elephants, Nilgiri tahr, Nilgiri marten
website: www.periyartigerreserve.org
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Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (PNP) is a protected area in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, India.The park is often called the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary or Thekkady.The protected area covers an area of 925 km2 (357 sq mi). 350 km2 (140 sq mi) of the core zone was declared as the Periyar National Park in 1982.
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Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: – Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Establishment: 1958
Major species: Leopard, Indian Bison
website: www.mahaforest.nic.in
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Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary and is popularly known as the Bison Sanctuary,The Krishna River tributaries; Bhogavati River, Dudhganga River, Tulshi River, Kallamma River and Dirba River flow through the sanctuary area.425 species of plants have been recorded in the sanctuary. The main species found over here are Anjani, Jambul, Hirda, Awala, Pisa, Ain, Kinjal, Amba, Kumbha, Bhoma, Chandala, Katak, Nana, Umbar, Jambha, Gela, Bibba and banana. Karvi is found over almost the entire area.this Sanctuary contains 47 species of Mammals, 59 species of reptiles, 264 species of birds and 66 species of butterflies.
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Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: – Kutch, Gujrat
Establishment: 1986
Major species: Golden jackal, Nilgai, Desert fox, Indian Wild Ass, blackbuck, desert cat
website: www.gujaratforest.org
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Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Great Rann of Kutch, Kutch district, Gujarat, India, it was declared a sanctuary in February 1986.It is one of the largest seasonal saline wetlands having an average water depth between 0.5 to 1.5 metres. By October–November each year, rain water dries up and the entire area turns into saline desert. The sanctuary supports wide variety of water birds and mammalian wildlife.It encompasses a true saline desert where thousands of Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) nest in the world famous ‘Flamingo City’ located in the mud flats of the Rann, about 10 km from Nir outpost on Kala Dungar hill. It is the only area where flamingoes congregate to breed regularly.
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Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary

Address: – Nanaj, Solapur District , Maharashtra
Establishment: 1979
Major species: Great Indian Bustard, Wolf, Common Mungoose, Hyaena
website: www.mahaforest.nic.in
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Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary (established in 1979, also known as the Jawaharlal Nehru Bustard Sanctuary of Maharashtra) is a wildlife sanctuary for the Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) at Solapur, Maharashtra, India. The land is drought-prone and semi-arid.Size – 849,644 hectares (3,280.49 sq mi)
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Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: – East Godavari, Andhra Padesh
Establishment: 1978
Major species: Marine Turtle, Otter, Jackal, Fishing Cat
website: forest.ap.nic.in
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Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and estuary situated in Andhra Pradesh, India It is the second largest surviving stretch of mangrove forests in India with 24 mangrove tree species, and more than 120 bird species,The rivers Coringa and Gaderu and their deltic branches intersect the region, along with other water channels. This forms about 335.7 square km of marsh vegetation
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Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: – Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
Establishment: 1955
Major species: Tahr, serow, leopard, brown bears, black bears
website: www.gmvnl.com
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Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located at Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India . The park was established on March 1, 1955, and covers about 957 square kilometres.The Indian government initiated the Snow Leopard Project in Govind Pashu Vihar. this area include the black bear, the brown bear, common leopard, serow, golden eagle, bearded vulture, snow cock, steppe eagle and the black eagle.
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Dampa Tiger Reserve

Address: – Aizawl, Mizoram
Establishment: 1985
Major species: Panthera tigris, Panthera pardus, jungle cat, gaur, elephant
website: tourism.mizoram.gov.in
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Dampa Tiger Reserve was notified in 1985 and declared a Tiger Reserve in 1994. The tropical forests of Dampa are home to rich flora and fauna. It consists of forest interpolated with steep precipitous hills, deep valleys, jungle streams, ripping rivulets, natural salts licks, The tropical forests of Dampa are home to rich flora and fauna. It consists of forest interpolated with steep precipitous hills, deep valleys, jungle streams, ripping rivulets, natural salts licks, Workers consist of a Field Director who is headquartered in W. Phaileng. There are also about 5 forresters and 10 regular forest guards.
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Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary

Address: – Nelapattu, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh
Establishment: 1976
Major species: Spot-billed Pelican, Siberian Crane, White Ibis, Spoon Bill, Painted Stork
website: www.wildlifeinindia.com/nelapattu-bird-sanctuary.html
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Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is bird sanctuary and it has two major plant communities, Barringtonia swamp forests and southern dry evergreen scrub.187 bird species can be found at Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, 50 of which are migratory. In addition to the Spot-billed Pelican, it is an important breeding site for White Ibis, Openbill Stork, Night Heron, and Little Cormorant. Other migratory water birds that visit the sanctuary include Pintail, Common Teal, Dabchick, Shoveler, Coot, Spot Bill Duck, Grey Heron, Darter, Black-winged Stilt, and Garganey Gadwall.
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Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: – Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Establishment: 1992
Major species: Serow, Goral, Musk Deer Takin, cloudedand snow leopards
website: arunachalforests.gov.in
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The Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the eight wildlife sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh.The sanctuary is rich in wildlife. Rare mammals such as Mishmi takin, Red goral, Musk deer (at least two species), Red panda, Asiatic black bear, occasional Tiger and Gongshan muntjac occurs while among birds there is the rare Sclater’s Monal and Blyth’s Tragopan.A flying squirrel, new to science has been recently discovered from the edge of this sanctuary. It has been named as Mishmi Hills Giant Flying Squirrel
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Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve

Address: – Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh
Establishment: 1983
Major species: Bengal tiger
website: projecttiger.nic.in/nagarjunasagar.htm
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Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest Tiger reserve in India.The area consists mostly of the Nallamala Hills but varies from plains to precipitous cliffs. More than 80 per cent of the area is gently rolling to hilly. High hills, deep valleys and gorges are characteristic featuresNagarjunasagar receives rains from the southwest monsoon which is active from second half of June to the end of September.In 1983 there were 40 tigersin the reserve,In 1989 the tiger numbers were put at 94 an increase of 130% in 6 years.
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Kanha National Park

Address: – Madhya pradesh
Establishment: 1955
Major species: tiger, leopards, wild dogs, wild cats, foxes and jackals, Swamp Deer
website: www.Kanha National Park
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Kanha National Park is one of the biggest park in Madhya Pradesh, In the 1930s, Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar.This makes it the largest National Park in Central India.The park has a significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards etc.,Kanha National Park is home to over 1000 species of flowering plants, A very good looking Indian ghost tree (bulli kaat doonga) can also be seen in the dense forest.Kanha and Satpura forest being a part of Gondwana, now famous as tiger reserve.

 

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