Wildlife Protected Areas: Rajasthan

Despite being a desert state, Rajasthan has good network of protected areas. The Protected Areas are declared under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.  Now, Wildlife Protection Act provides for 4 types of Protected areas:

  • National Park – 5 in Rajasthan
  • Wildlife Sanctuary – 25 in Rajasthan
  • Conservation Reserves – 10 in Rajasthan
  • Community Reserves –

Apart from these above 4, based on UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) the government has nominated 5th type: Biosphere Reserve. But unfortunately, Rajasthan does not have any Biosphere reserve.

1. National Parks of Rajasthan

 National Parks in Rajasthan

S.NO Year Est. National Park Area (Sq.KM) Districts
1 1980 Ranthambore NP 282 Sawai Madhopur
2 1981 Keoladeo Ghana NP 28.73 Bharatpur
3 1992 Sariska NP 273.8 Alwar
4 1992 DesertNP 3162 Jaisalmer, Barmer
5 2003 Mukundhara Hills (Darrah) NP 200.54 Kota, Chittorgarh


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2. Wildlife Sanctuaries of Rajasthan

 Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan

S.NO Year Est. Wildlife Sanctuary Area (Sq.KM) Districts
1 1985 Band Baretha WLS 199.50 Bharatpur
2 1988 Bassi WLS 199.50 Bharatpur
3 1983 Bhensrodgarh WLS 229.14 Chittorgarh
4 Darrah WLS 80.75 Kota, Jhalawar
5 1955 Jaisamand WLS 52 Udaipur
6 1982 Jamwa Ramgarh WLS 300 Jaipur
7 1975 Jawahar Sagar WLS 153.41 Kota, Bundi, Chittorgarh
8 1983 Kailadevi WLS 676.38 Karauli, Sawai Madhopur
9 1955 Kesarbagh WLS 14.76 Dholpur
10 1988 Kumbhalgarh WLS 608.58 Udaipur,Rajsamand, Pali
11 1960 Mount Abu WLS 112 Sirohi
12 1980 Nahargarh WLS 50 Jaipur
13 1979 National Chambhal WLS 274.54 Kota, Bundi, Sawaimadhopur, Karoli, Dholpur
14 1983 Phulwari ki Nal WLS 692.68 Udaipur, Pali
15 1982 Ramgarh Vishdhari WLS 252.79 Bundi
16 1955 Ramsagar WLS 34.40 Dholpur
17 1987 Sajjangarh WLS 5.19 Udaipur
18 1955 Sariska WLS 219 Alwar
19 Sawai Madhopur WLS 131.3 Sawai Madhopur
20 1984 Sawai Mansingh WLS 103.30 Sawai Madhopur
21 1983 Shergarh WLS 98.71 Baran
22 1979 Sitamata WLS 422.94 Pratapgarh
23 1971 Tal Chappar WLS 17.19 Churu
24 1983 Todgarh Raoli WLS 495.27 Ajmer, Rajsamand, Pali
25 1955 Van Vihar WLS 25.6 Dholpur

 


4. Conservation Reserves of Rajasthan

 Conservation Reserves in Rajasthan

S.NO Conservation Reserve Area (Sq.KM) Districts
1 Bisalpur Conservation Reserve 48.31 Tonk
2 Jodbeed Gadhwala Bikaner Conservation Reserve 56.4 Bikaner
3 Sundhamata Conservation Reserve 117.4 Jalore, Sirohi
4 Gudha Vishnoiyan Conservation Reserve 2.31 Jodhpur
5 Shakambari Conservation Reserve 131 Sikar, Jhunjunu
6 Gogelav Conservation Reserve 3.58 Nagaur
7 Beed Jhunjunu Conservation Reserve 10.4 Jhunjunu
8 Rotu Conservation Reserve 0.72 Nagaur
9 Jawai Bandh 19.78 Pali
10 Ummed Ganj Conservation Reserve 2.78 Kota

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