List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Tamilnadu – updated. How many Sanctuary in Tamilnadu. Total number of Sanctuaries in Tamilnadu is Twenty nine (29). 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.
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.
Name of Sanctuary, Year of Notification and Total Area is given below…
Name of Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS)
|State||Established Year||Area (in km²)|
|1||Cauvery North WLS||TamilNadu||2014||504.33|
|2||Chitrangudi Bird WLS||TamilNadu||1989||0.48|
|3||Gangaikondam Spotted Dear WLS||TamilNadu||2013||2.88|
|4||Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) WLS||TamilNadu||1972||841.49|
|6||Kanjirankulam Bird WLS||TamilNadu||1989||1.04|
|16||Oussudu Lake Bird Sanctuary||TamilNadu||2015||3.32|
|17||Point Calimere WLS||TamilNadu||1967||17.26|
|18||Pulicat Lake WLS||TamilNadu||1980||153.67|
|19||Satyamangalam WS||TamilNadu||2008, 2011||1411.61|
|20||Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel
|21||Udayamarthandapuram Lake WLS||TamilNadu||1991||0.45|
|24||Vellanadu (Blackbuck) WLS||TamilNadu||1987||16.41|