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List of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Mizoram – updated

List of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Mizoram – updated. How many national parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Mizoram. Total number of National Parks is Two (2) and Total number of Wildlife Sanctuaries is Eight (8) in Mizoram.
National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. 
They are usually small small reserves spreading in an area of 100 sq. km. to 500 sq. km. “Sanctuary” means an area declared, whether under sec. [26(A)5] or sec 38, or deemed, under sub-section (3) of sec.66. to be declared, as a National Park.
Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed. Name of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, Year of Notification and Total Area is given below………..

National park

Introduction

National Park declared by the Central Government such animal or any article, trophy, uncured trophy or meat [derived from such animal or any vehicle, vessel, weapon, trap, or tool used in such hunting, 3] shall be the property of Central Government.

National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. In these parks, even private ownership rights are not allowed. Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed. They are usually small reserves spreading in an area of 100 sq. km. to 500 sq. km. In national parks, the emphasis is on the preservation of a single floral or faunal species.

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State wise list of Wildlife Sanctuaries of India – updated 

“National Park” means an area declared, whether under sec.35. or sec.38 or deemed, under sub-section (3) of sec.66. to be declared, as a National Park.

Every specified plant or part or derivative thereof, in respect of which any offence against this Act or any rule or order made there under has been committed, shall be the property of the State Government, and, where such plant or part or derivative thereof has been collected or acquired from a sanctuary or National Park declared by the Central Government, such plant or part or derivative thereof shall be the property of the Central Government.

Name of National Parks, Year of Notification and Total Area is as follows…

S. No. Name of National Park Year of Notification Total Area(km²)
1 Murlen National Park 1991 100
2 Phawngpui National Park 1992 50

Wildlife Sanctuary

 Introduction

Sanctuary is an area which is of adequate ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological, natural or zoological significance. The Sanctuary is declared for the purpose of protecting, propagating or developing wildlife or its environment. Certain rights of people living inside the Sanctuary could be permitted. Further, during the settlement of claims, before finally notifying the Sanctuary, the Collector may, in consultation with the Chief Wildlife Warden, allow the continuation of any right of any person in or over any land within the limits of the Sanctuary.

A sanctuary is a protected area which is reserved for the conservation of only animal and human activities like harvesting of timber, collecting minor forest products and private ownership rights are allowed as long as they do not interfere with well-being of animals. Boundaries of sanctuaries are not well defined and controlled biotic interference is permitted.

“Sanctuary” means an area declared, whether under sec. [26(A)5] or sec 38, or deemed, under sub section (3) of Sec.66 to be declared, as a wildlife sanctuary.

Name of Sanctuary, Year of Notification and Total Area is given below…

S. No. Name of Wildlife Sanctuary Year of Notification Total Area(km²)
1 Dampa  Wildlife Sanctuary  (TR) 1985 500
2 Khawnglung  Wildlife Sanctuary 1992 35
3 Lengteng  Wildlife Sanctuary 1999 60
4 Ngengpui  Wildlife Sanctuary 1991 110
5 Pualreng  Wildlife Sanctuary 2004 50
6 Tawi  Wildlife Sanctuary 1978 35.75
7 Thorangtlang  Wildlife Sanctuary 2002 50
8 Tokalo Wildlife Sanctuary 2007 250

Source – Wildlife Institute of India

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