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National parks in India are IUCN category II protected areas. India's first national park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, now known as Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. By 1970, India only had five national parks. In 1972, India enacted the Wildlife Protection Act and Project Tiger to safeguard the habitats of conservation reliant species. Further federal legislation strengthening protections for wildlife was introduced in the 1980s. As of April 2012, there were 112 national parks. All national park lands then encompassed a total 39,919 km2 (15,413 sq mi) , comprising 1.21% of India's total surface area.

A total of 166 national parks have been authorized. Plans are underway to establish the remaining scheduled parks. All of India's national parks are listed below alongside their home state or territory, area and the date that they were established. See Protected areas of India for an overview of all Indian protected

List of national parks




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Footnotes


Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

1The Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh parts of the Pench National Park are administered separately.

2The Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh parts of the Sanjay National Park are administered separately.

See also


Gir Forest National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

References


Information about Major National parks of India , Wildlife GK ...
  • Directory of Wildlife Protected Areas in India
  • ENVIS Centre, WII, Dehradun
  • List of Proposed National Parks

External links


Wildlife Sanctuaries in India
  • National Parks in India
  • Bandhavgarh National Park
  • About Ranthambore National Park
  • Useful blog on National Parks in India

Information about Major National parks of India , Wildlife GK ...

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