List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Maharashtra – updated. How many Sanctuary in Maharashtra. Total number of Sanctuaries in Maharashtra is 42. “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………
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.
List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Maharashtra. Name of Sanctuary, Year of Notification and Total Area is as follows…
Name of Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS)
|State||Established Year||Area (In km²)|
|1||Amba Barwa WLS||Maharashtra||1997||127.11|
|3||Aner Dam WLS||Maharashtra||1986||82.94|
|10||Gautala- Autramghat WLS||Maharashtra||1986||260.61|
|11||Great Indian Bustard WLS||Maharashtra||1979||1222.61|
|13||Kalsubai Harishchandragad WLS||Maharashtra||1986||361.71|
|15||Karanja Sohal Blackbuck WLS||Maharashtra||2000||18.32|
|19||Malvan Marine WLS||Maharashtra||1987||29.122|
|21||Mayureswar Supe WLS||Maharashtra||1997||5.15|
|24||Naigaon Mayur WLS||Maharashtra||1994||28.89|
|25||Nandur Madhameshwar WLS||Maharashtra||1986||100.12|
|26||Narnala Bird WLS||Maharashtra||1997||12.35|
|28||New Bor WLS||Maharashtra||2012||60.70|
|29||New Nagzira WLS||Maharashtra||2012||151.33|
|35||Thane Creek Flamingo WLS||Maharashtra||2015||16.90|
|39||Yedsi Ramlin Ghat WLS||Maharashtra||1997||22.38|
Gangewadi New Great Indian Bustard WLS
Source – Wildlife Institute of India