List of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh : Uttar Pradesh one of the most populated state in India. It is famous for its rich culture and Taj Mahal, made by Mughal king Shahajahan. Although here only one popular national parks is available, there are many wildlife sanctuaries which made this state prosperous and beautiful.
National park is the area protected by government for preservation of wildlife and biodiversity. Within this area no public development such as building, agriculture, transportation, factory set up etc are allowed. However people can visit these national parks and wildlife sanctuaries to enjoy the natural scenario.
1. Dudhwa National Park :
Dudhwa National Park is situate at Tarai, district Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. It is spread over 500 square kilometre occupied the upper Gangetic plains and it is a vast alluvial plain. It is established in 1977. Major attraction of this park are tiger, leopard, deer, jackal etc. There are over 300 species of birds in this national park. Among them swamp francolin and slaty woodpecker are famous.
2. Hastinapur Wildlife sanctuary :
Hastinapur wildlife sanctuary is situated within the region of Meerut, Muzzafarnagar, Ghaziabad, Bijnor, and Amroha districts of Uttar Pradesh. It is very sanctuary. It is founded in the year of 1986 by govt of India. It is spread over 2000 square km. Large number of jungle cat, hyena, wolf etc enriched this area.
3. National Chambal Sanctuary :
This wildlife sanctuary is situated over three state of India and the tripoint of Chambal river. It is governed by the forest department of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The total area of this wildlife sanctuary is over 5000 square km. It is famous for gengetic Dolphin. Other name of this area is Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary.
4. Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at the district of Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh. It’s area is nearly 80 sq. km. The date of foundation of this wild life sanctuary is 1972. Leopards
A large number of medicinal plants and herbs found here which is an extra speciality of this area. Rajdari and Devadari are two famous waterfalls of this sanctuary.
5. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
The are of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is covered by three district of Uttar Pradesh : Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich Distric and it’s area is over 800 sq. km. This is new wildlife sanctuary and founded in 2014. The good ecological condition allow the tigers to live in a suitable environment. More than 130 species of animal and 500 species of birds are found here.
6. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is an old name of Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad bird sanctuary which is situated at Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. It is founded in 1984. This area is protected for over 245 kind of temporary birds which are migrated from Siberia, Tibet, Russia and Mongolia. The name indicated that variety of birds are the major attraction of this sanctuary.
Other Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh
- Bakhira wildlife sanctuary
- Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Bird wildlife sanctuary
- Kaimur wildlife sanctuary
- Lakh Bahosi Bird wildlife sanctuary
- Okhala Bird wildlife sanctuary
- Ranipur wildlife sanctuary
- Sohagibarwa wildlife sanctuary
- Sohelwa wildlife sanctuary
- Jai Prakash Narayan (Surhatal) Bird wildlife sanctuary
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