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List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Jammu and Kashmir – updated

List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Jammu and Kashmir – updated. How many Sanctuary in Jammu and Kashmir. Total number of Sanctuary in Jammu and Kashmir is Fifteen (15). “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.
A sanctuary is a protected area which is reserved for the conservation of only animal and human activities. Boundaries of sanctuaries are not well defined and controlled biotic interference is permitted. Name of Sanctuary, Year of Notification and Total Area is given below…………

Introduction

Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

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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.

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List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Jammu and Kashmir. 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 Baltal-Thajwas  Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 210
2 Changthang Cold Desert  Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 4,000.00
3 Gulmarg  Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 180
4 Hirapora  Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 110
5 Hokersar  Wildlife Sanctuary 1992 13.75
6 Jasrota  Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 25.75
7 Karakoram (Nubra Shyok)  Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 5,000.00
8 Lachipora  Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 80
9 Limber  Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 26
10 Nandini  Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 33.34
11 Overa Aru  Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 425
12 Rajparian  Wildlife Sanctuary 2002 20
13 Ramnagar Rakha  Wildlife Sanctuary 1981 31.5
14 Surinsar Mansar  Wildlife Sanctuary 1981 55.5
15 Trikuta  Wildlife Sanctuary 1981 31.77

Source – Wildlife Institute of India

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