Protected Areas in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh has 12 National Parks and more than 31 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 6 Tiger Reserves as Protected Areas, which constitutes 3.51% of the total geographic area.
Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh
A sanctuary is a protected area that is reserved for the conservation of only animal and human activities. The total number of Sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh is more than 31. Boundaries of sanctuaries are not well defined and controlled biotic interference is permitted. Madhya Pradesh shares some of the typical Indian fauna like chital, nilgai, blackbuck, four-horned antelope and the sloth bear along with some others like gaur, sambar and the barking deer.
Below is the complete list of the Wildlife Sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh.
Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary
Leopard, Tiger, Wolf, Wild dog, Fox, Blue bull, Crocodile, Sambhar, Chital, Bear, Chinkara etc.
Teak, Dhawda, Bhirra, Saja etc.
Panther, Tiger, Chinkara, Cheetal, Sambhar, Black Buck, Wild Boar etc.
Tendu, Dhawda, Khjair, Palash, Lendia etc.
Leopard, Tiger, Wildboar, Cheetal, Sambhar etc.
Teak, Sal, Saja, Aonla, Tendu, Jamun, Bel, Bamboo etc.
The Great Indian Bustard, Blackbuck, Chital, Wolf, Monkey, Blue bull, Wild boar, Hyena, Fox etc.
Murjan, Khair, Palash, Seja, Dhawada, Dhaman, Heans, Katli, Salai etc.
Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
Panther, Tiger, Samber, Chital, Barking deer, Four-horned antelope, Bear Chinkara, Bison, Wildbore, Hyena, Wolf, Crocodile etc.
Sal, Bija, Teak, Bamboo, Tendu etc.
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
Leopard, Chinkara, Wild Boar, Wild dog, Fox, Bear, Jackal etc.
Khair, Moyan, Palas, Tendu, Saja, Ber, Mahua, Khardhai, Dhawada, etc.
Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary
Leopard, Tiger, Blue bull, Chital, Sambhar, Chinkara, Bear etc.
Gurjan, Ber, Ghot, Roja, Palash, Kardhai, Khair, Salai, Dhawada, Tendu , Mahua, Kasai etc.
Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary
Chinkara, Wild boar Blue bull, Peacock, Chital, Monkey etc.
Khair, Teak, Dhawda, Seja, Jamun (Syzizium), Pakar etc.
Sambhar, Cheetal, Blue bull, Four-horned antelope, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, wolf etc.
Deciduous woods filled with Teak and Bamboo trees.
Sambhar, Cheetal, BlueBull, Leopard, Wild Boar, Bhedki, Crocodile etc.
Dhawda, Khair, Bhaeda, Teak, Saja, Karonda, Karghai, Lendia, Arjun, Chandan etc.
National Chambal Sanctuary
Crocodile, Otter, Tortoise, Gigantic dolphin, Blue bull, Rabbit, Wild boar etc.
Khair, Khus, Moonj, Bamboo etc.
The Great Indian Bustard, Padki, Baya, Tithari, Chital, Black Buck etc.
Acacia, Ber bushes within mixed deciduous forests.
Rhesus Macaque, Tiger, Wild Boar, Otter, Barking Deer, Panther, Chital, Flying Squirrel, Giant Squirrel, Honey Buzzard, Crested Serpent Eagle, Malabar Pied Hornbill & Whistling Thrush.
Saja, Bija, Tinsa, Dhaora, Sal, Haldu, Palash, Kasai, Bamboo etc.
Panthers, Tiger, Jackal, Wild dog, Chital, Sambhar, Blue bull, Porcupine, Chausingha, Bear etc.
Sal, saja, Bija, Dhawda, Khair, Tendu, Acacia, Mahua, Bamboo etc.
Panther, Tiger, Wild dog, Cheetal, Sambhar, Chausingha, Bison, Wildboar, and many other species of mammals and reptiles besides.
Saja, Jamun, Dhaora, Mahua, Semal, Lendia, Aonla, Tendu, Dhaman, Palas, Kusum, Baheda, Teak, and Bamboo
Leopard, Cheetal, Sambhar, Tiger, Wild Boar, Bear, Blue Bull, Wild Dog, etc.
Teak, Sheesham, Saja, Tendu, Khair, etc.
Sanjay-Dubri Wildlife Sanctuary
Panther, Tiger, Sambhar, Cheetal, BlueBull, Barking Deer, Chinkara, Wild Dog, Bear, Wolf, Jackal, Wild Boar etc.
Dhawda, Sal, Tendu, Harra, Bija, Sedha, Baheda, Saja, Salai, Mahua, Semal, Shishum, Aonla etc.
Son Ghariyal Sanctuary
Crocodiles, Alligators, Tortoises etc.
Sal, Teak, Saja
Kharmour and other birds.
Palash, Khjda, Teak, Gunradi and Grasses etc.
The bird 'Kharmour' is the principal species of the Sanctuary.
Grass is found mainly in the area.
Royal Bengal Tiger, Sambar, Leopard, Chital, Nilgai, Wild Boar and fox.
Bamboo, Teak, Chair, Baja, Daora, Tendu, and Salai. Tropical deciduous forest.
Deer, Rabbit, Camel, Sambar, Blue Bull, and Leopard.
Saja, Teak, Chandan, Eucalyptus, Babul, Bamboo etc.
Blue bull, Peacock, Wild pig, Monkey, Jackal, etc.
Teak, Palash, Khair etc.
Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Wild dog, Hyena, Leopard, Chinkara, Chital, Deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, and Sambar. Birds like white-necked Stork, Bar Headed Goose, Paradise Flycatcher, King Vulture, Honey Buzzard, and Blossom-Headed Parakeet
Tectona Grandis, Anogeissus Latifolia, Anogeissus Pendula, Lannea Coromandelica, Madhuca Indica. Plants like Lantana Camera, Grewia Sp., etc.
Veerangna Durgawati Sanctuary
Spotted deer, Tiger, Panther, Sambhar, Four-horned antelope (Chousingha), Wild boar, Blue bull, etc.
Tinsa, Tendu, Baheda, Teak, Dhawda, Palas, Jamun etc.
National Parks in Madhya Pradesh
The total number of National Parks in Madhya Pradesh is 12. The complete list of National Parks in Madhya Pradesh is given below.
Name of the Park
Bandhavgarh National Park
Satpura National Park
Fossil National Park
Kanha National Park
Pench (Priyadarshini; Mowgliland) National Park
Sanjay National Park
Panna National Park
Madhav National Park
Van Vihar National Park
Dinosaur National Park
Omkareshwar National Park
Palpur Kuno National Park
- Kanha National Park is the largest National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. It is famous for its Royal Bengal Tiger.
- Panna National Park received the Award of Excellence in 2007 by the Ministry of Tourism in India for the best maintenance.
- Mandla Plant Fossils National Park is the smallest national park of Madhya Pradesh.
Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Pench Tiger Reserve
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Panna Tiger Reserve
Satpura Tiger Reserve
Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve
Panchmarhi Biosphere Reserve-
Biosphere reserves are declared under the MAB program by UNESCO. Pachmarhi Biosphere reserve was declared so in 2009. It is located in the Satpura range covering the districts of Hoshangabad, Betul and Chhindwara. It includes three wildlife conservation areas, Satpura National Park and Panchmari Sanctuary, the Bon Sanctuary.
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