Wildlife in Himachal

With a view to conserve the total range of wildlife available in the state, the Government of Himachal Pradesh has declared 32 areas, covering all the agro-climatic zones in the state and having significant ecological, geomorphological and biodiversity value, as Wildlife Sanctuaries.   

A Wildlife Sanctuary is established under sections 18-26 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and admits rights to the extent as allowed by the Collector at the time of settlement in concurrence with Chief Wildlife Warden of the State.  Finally notified boundaries of the Wildlife Sanctuaries, like National Parks, can not be altered without resolution of the State Legislature. General public is legally restrained from destroying, exploiting, or removing any wildlife from the sanctuary, or destroying or damaging the habitat of any wild animal, or depriving any wild animal of its habitat in the sanctuary.

These Wildlife Sanctuaries provide a very good opportunity to the visitor to enjoy and experience the wilderness of the state.
     
        

S.No.

Sanctuary/ National Park

District

Area ( Km² )

1

Govind Sagar

Bilaspur

100

2

Shri Nainadevi

Bilaspur

123

3

Sach-Tuan Nala

Chamba

103

4

Gamgul-Siyabehi

Chamba

109

5

Tundah

Chamba

64

6

Kugti

Chamba

379

7

Kalatop-Khajjiar

Chamba

69

8

Pongdam Lake

Kangra

307

9

Dhauladhar

Kangra

944

10

Rakchham-Chhitkul

Kinnaur

304

11

Lipa Asrang

Kinnaur

31

12

Rupi-Bhaba

Kinnaur

503

13

Sainj

Kullu

90

14

Tirthan

Kullu

61

15

Kias

Kullu

14

16

Khokhan

Kullu

14

17

Kanawar

Kullu

61

18

Manali

Kullu

32

19

Kibber

Lahaul & Spiti

1400

20

Bandli

Mandi

41

21

Nargu

Mandi

278

22

Shikari Devi

Mandi

72

23

Daranghati I & II

Shimla

167

24

Talra

Shimla

40

25

Water Supply Catchment

Shimla

10

26

Churdhar

Sirmour

66

27

Simbalbara

Sirmour

19

28

Renuka

Sirmour

4

29

Chail

Solan

109

30

Shilli

Solan

2

31

Majathal

Solan

40

32

Darlaghat

Solan

6

 

Total Area Wildlife Sanctuary

 

5562

 

 

 

 

33

Great Himalayn National Park

Kullu

765

34

PIN Valley Ntional Park

Lahaul & Spiti

675

 

Total Area National Parks

 

1440

 

 

 

 

 

Total Area Of Protected Area Network

7002
   

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