List of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Odisha – updated. How many national parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Odisha. Total number of National Parks is Two (2) and Total number of Wildlife Sanctuaries is 19 in Odisha.
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 reserves spreading in an area of 100 sq. km. to 500 sq. km.
Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed. Name of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, Year of Notification and Total Area is given below…
“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………..
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.
“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||Bhitarkanika National Park||1988||145|
|2||Simlipal National Park||1980||845.7|
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 as follows…
|S. No.||Name of Wildlife Sanctuary||Year of Notification||Total Area(km²)|
|1||Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary||1962||304.03|
|2||Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary||1981||168.35|
|3||Balukhand Konark Wildlife Sanctuary||1984||71.72|
|4||Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary||1975||525|
|5||Chandaka Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary||1982||175.79|
|6||Chilika (Nalaban) Wildlife Sanctuary||1987||15.53|
|7||Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary||1985||346.91|
|8||Gahirmatha (Marine) Wildlife Sanctuary||1997||1,435.00|
|9||Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary||1978||191.06|
|10||Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary||1992||147.66|
|11||Khalasuni Wildlife Sanctuary||1982||116|
|12||Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary||1981||399.5|
|13||Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary||1984||272.75|
|14||Lakhari Valley Wildlife Sanctuary||1985||185.87|
|15||Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary||1979||14.16|
|16||Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary||1976||745.52|
|17||Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary||1979||1,354.30|
|18||Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary||1988||500|
|19||Kapilash Wildlife Sanctuary||NA||125.50|