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Wildlife Sanctuaries

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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, Conservation Reserves and National Parks  provide a very good opportunity to the visitor to enjoy and experience the wilderness of the state. 

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

The details of Wildlife Santuaries in the State is as under:

S.No.

Sanctuaries

 

District

Area ( Km² )

1

Bandli

Mandi

32.11

2

Chail

Solan

16

3

Chandra Tal

Lahaul & Spiti

38.56 +(11.53 for Consideration)

4

Churdhar

Sirmour

55.52

5

Daranghati

Shimla

171.50

6

Dhauladhar

Kangra

982.86

7

Gamgul-Siyabehi

Chamba

108.40

8

Kais

Kullu

12.61

9

Kalatop-Khajjiar

Chamba

17.17

10

Kanawar

Kullu

54.27

11

Khokhan

Kullu

14.94

12

Kibber

Lahaul & Spiti

2220.12

13

Kugti

Chamba

379

14

Lipa Asrang

Kinnaur

31

15

Majathal

Solan

30.86

16

Manali

Kullu

29

17

Nargu

Mandi

278

18

Pong Dam Lake

Kangra

207.59

19

Rakchham-Chitkul

Kinnaur

304

20

Renuka

Sirmour

4

21

Rupi-Bhaba

Kinnaur

503

22

Sechu-Tuan Nalla

Chamba

390.29

23

Sainj

Kullu

90

24

Shikari Devi

Mandi

29.94

25

Shimla Water Catchment

Shimla

10

26

Simbalbara

Sirmour

27.88

27

Talra

Shimla

46.48

28

Tirthan

Kullu

61

29

Tundah

Chamba

64

30

Water Supply Catchment

Shimla

10

 

Govind Sagar (Denotified )

Bilaspur

0

 

 

Total Area

 

5953.63