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List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttarakhand – updated

List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttarakhand – updated. How many Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttarakhand. Total number of Sanctuaries in Uttarakhand is 7. “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………

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.

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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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Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary, Year of Notification and Total Area is as follows…
S.No.  

Name of  Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS)

State Established Year Area (In km²)
1 Askot Musk Deer WLS Uttarakhand 1986 599.93
2 Nandhaur WLS Uttarakhand 212 269.96
3 Binsar WLS Uttarakhand 1988 47.07
4 Govind Pashu Vihar WLS Uttarakhand 1955 485.89
5 Kedarnath WLS Uttarakhand 1972 975.2
6 Mussoorie WLS Uttarakhand 1993 10.82
7 Sonanadi WLS Uttarakhand 1987 301.18

Source – Wildlife Institute of India

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