Friday, August 30, 2013

India’s Protected Zones !

Did you know ? India is home to 664 protected areas including national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Here are some of the statistics:

- 102 National parks

- 515 Wildlife sanctuaries

- 47 Conservation reserves

- 43 Tiger reserves
Also 4.9 % of India’s geographical area is declared as Protected Area. Andaman and Nicobar Islands have the highest number of Protected areas.
White tiger at Nandankanan Zoo, Orissa
Andaman and Nicobar Protected areas: 105
Maharashtra Protected areas: 41
Himachal Pradhesh: 37

Source: The Economic Times
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