Wildlife Sanctuaries


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There are 553 existing wildlife sanctuaries in India covering an area of 119,776 km2, which is 3.64% of the geographical area of the country (National Wildlife Database, March, 2019).  Another 218 sanctuaries are proposed in the Protected Area Network Report covering an area of 16,829 km2

State-wise break up of Wildlife Sanctuaries 

Name of State  & Union Territory

State Area (km²)

No. of WLS

Area (km²)

% of State Area

Andhra Pradesh

160229

13

5942.23

3.71

Arunachal Pradesh

83743

11

7487.75

8.94

Assam

78438

18

1840.14

2.35

Bihar

94163

12

2901.67

3.08

Chhattisgarh

135191

11

3760.29

2.78

Goa

3702

6

647.91

17.50

Gujarat

196022

23

16618.42

8.48

Haryana

44212

8

233.21

0.53

Himachal Pradesh

55673

28

6116.10

10.99

Jharkhand

79714

11

1955.82

2.45

Karnataka

191791

31

7517.69

3.92

Kerala

38863

17

1928.24

4.96

Madhya Pradesh

308245

25

7158.42

2.32

Maharashtra

307713

48

7592.31

2.47

Manipur

22327

2

184.81

0.83

Meghalaya

22429

4

94.10

0.42

Mizoram

21081

9

1184.75

5.62

Nagaland

16579

3

20.34

0.12

Odisha

155707

19

7094.65

4.56

Punjab

50362

13

326.60

0.65

Rajasthan

342239

25

5592.38

1.63

Sikkim

7096

7

399.10

5.62

Tamil Nadu

130058

29

6157.12

4.73

Telangana

114840

9

5675.91

4.94

Tripura

10486

4

566.93

5.41

Uttar Pradesh

240928

26

5829.20

2.42

Uttarakhand

53483

7

2690.12

5.03

West Bengal

88752

16

1456.21

1.64

Andaman & Nicobar

8249

96

389.39

4.72

Chandigarh

114

2

26.01

22.82

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

491

1

92.16

18.77

Daman & Diu

112

1

2.19

1.96

Delhi

1483

1

27.82

1.88

Jammu & Kashmir

163090

13

1243.11

0.76

Ladakh

59146

2

9000.00

15.22

Lakshadweep

32

1

0.01

0.03

Puducherry

480

1

3.90

0.81

TOTAL

3287263

553

119757

3.64

 

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