Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh

wildlife sanctuaries in himachal

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 the 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. The 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 for the visitor to enjoy and experience the wilderness of the state.

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


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 I & II 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 107.29
11 Khokhan Kullu 14.94
12 Kibber Lahaul & Spiti 2220.12
13 Kugti Chamba 405.49
14 Lipa Asrang Kinnaur 31
15 Majathal Solan 30.86
16 Manali Kullu 29
17 Nargu Mandi 132.3731
18 Pong Dam Lake Kangra 207.59
19 Rakchham-Chitkul Kinnaur 304
20 Renuka ji Sirmour 3.87
21 Rupi-Bhaba Kinnaur 503
22 Sechu-Tuan Nalla Chamba 390.29
23 Shikari Devi Mandi 29.94
24 Shimla Water Catchment Shimla 10
25 Talra Shimla 46.48
26 Tundah Chamba 64
Total Area 5964.9731

Also Read: National Parks in Himachal Pradesh


External Reference : HP Forest Department 2020
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