National Parks, Tiger Reserves, Major Wildlife Sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh

By Trupti Thool|Updated : June 12th, 2022

This article is about the National Parks, Major Wildlife Sanctuaries, and Tiger Reserves of Madhya Pradesh. Blessed bountifully by nature by Boasting 12 national parks and 6 tiger reserves, Madhya Pradesh is the wildlife hotspot of India. The great biodiversity of Madhya Pradesh's national parks is well-known.

This article will help students to achieve more marks in various state exams like MPPSC and other State exams. There will be 4-5 questions that could be asked related to Major Wildlife Sanctuaries, National Parks, and Tiger Reserves of Madhya Pradesh. There are some related facts that are important for upcoming MP State Exams. 

National Parks, Tiger Reserves, Wildlife Sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh

Place

Establishment Year

Location

Important Facts

Kanha kisli National Park

1879

Mandala and Balaghat

  • First tiger reserve, first national park and first sanctuary in India.
  • Also known as Sun set point.
  • Banjar and Suparn river flows here.

Bandhavgarh National Park

1968

Umaria

  • Surrounded by 32 hills.
  • The Charan Ganga river flows here.
  • Famous for Bengal Tiger
  • Highest tiger density in India.
  • Become part of Project Tiger in 1993.

Panna National Park

1981

Panna and Chhatarpur

  • Also known as Sariska National Park
  • Ken river flows in the north direction, which is the lifeline of this park.
  • Become part of Project Tiger in 1994.

Pench National Park 

1977

Seoni and Chhindwara

  • Situated on Madhya Pradesh- Maharashtra border.
  • National Highway 44 is located near to it.
  • The Mowgli Land Festival has been celebrated here since 2004.  
  • Become part of Project Tiger in 1992.

Madhav National Park

1958

Shivpuri

  • Established by the Scindia kingdom.
  • National Highway 3 and 25 are located near it.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

1983

Siddhi and Singrouli

  • Largest National Park of undivided Madhya Pradesh. 
  • Become part of Project Tiger in 2008.

Satpura National Park

1981

Hoshangabad

  • Largest number of Black Buck is here.

Van vihar National Park

1979

Bhopal

  • Only one snake garden of M.P.

Kuno National Park(New)

2018

Sheopur and Morena

  • New National Park.

Nauradehi Sanctuary

1975

Sagar

  • Rehabilitation of African tigers.
  • Famous for Tiger, Nilgai, Chinkara and Wild buffalo.  

RalaMandal Sanctuary

1989

Indore

  • Smallest sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh
  • First Fox Conservation Centre of India.

Sardarpur Sanctuary

1983

Dhar

-

Sailana Sanctuary

1983

Ratlam

-

Ghatigaon Sanctuary

1981

Gwalior

  • Established by Scindhia and Tomar kingdoms.
  • Also known as Shahbulbu and son Chidiya.

Karera Sanctuary

1981

Shivpuri

  • Mahuar and Bagheri rivers flow from here.

Chambal Sanctuary

1978

Spread in Morena, Bhind, Dholpur (Rajasthan) and Etawah (Uttar Pradesh)

  • Famous for Dolphin conservation.

Son Gharial Sanctuary

1981

Shahdol

-

Ken Sanctuary

1981

Chhatarpur and Panna

-

Khivani Sanctuary

1995

Dewas

  • Bal Ganga river originated from here

Narsingh Sanctuary

1974

Rajgarh

  • Chidi Kho Lake is situated here

Cow Sanctuary

2021

Agar-Malwa

  • First Cow conservation centre of India and Madhya Pradesh.

Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary

1974

Neemuch and Mandsaur

-

Pachmarhi Sanctuary

1977

Hoshangabad

  • UNESCO declared it as the first bio-conservative area of Madhya Pradesh in 1999.
  • Famous for Black Buck

Ratapani Sanctuary

1976

Sehore and Raisen

  • Become part of Project Tiger in 2014.
 

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