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List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in West Bengal – updated

List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in West Bengal – updated. How many Sanctuary in West Bengal. Total number of Sanctuaries in West Bengal 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…………
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 Sanctuary, Year of Notification and Total Area is as follows…
S.No.  

Name of  Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS)

State Established Year Area (In km²)
1 Ballavpur WLS West Bengal 1977 2.02
2 Bethuadahari WLS West Bengal 1980 0.67
3 Bibhuti Bhusan WLS West Bengal 1980 0.64
4 Buxa WLS

 

West Bengal 1986 267.92
5 Chapramari WLS West Bengal 1976 9.6
6 Chintamani Kar Bird

Sanctuary

 

West Bengal 1982 0.07
7 Haliday Island WLS West Bengal 1976 5.95
8 Jorepokhri Salamander

WLS

 

West Bengal 1985 0.04
9 Lothian Island WLS West Bengal 1976 38
10 Mahananda WLS West Bengal 1976 158.04
11 Raiganj WLS West Bengal 1985 1.3
12 Ramnabagan WLS West Bengal 1981 0.14
13 Sajnakhali WLS West Bengal 1976 362.4
14 Senchal WLS West Bengal 1976 38.88
15 West Sunderban WLS West Bengal 2013 556.45

Source – Wildlife Institute of India

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