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  1. Natural Vegetation & Wildlife Harshdeep Singh Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

  2. Topics • Wildlife Sanctuary • National Park • Bird Sanctuary • Biosphere Reserve • Types of Vegetation on Map Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

  3. Wildlife Sanctuary • About Wildlife Sanctuary • Map Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

  4. About Wildlife Sanctuary • India has over 500 animal sanctuaries, referred to as Wildlife Sanctuaries (IUCN Category IV Protected Area). Among these, the 28 Tiger Reserves are governed by Project Tiger, and are of special significance in the conservation of the tiger. Some wildlife sanctuaries are specifically named Bird Sanctuary, eg. Keoladeo National Park before attained National Park status. Many National Parks were initially Wildlife Sanctuaries. • Wildlife sanctuaries of national importance to conservation, usually due to some flagship faunal species, are named National Wildlife Sanctuary, like: • National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary for conserving the Gharial (1978) Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

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  6. National Park • About National Park • Map Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

  7. About National Park • Depending on the area and terrain National Parks provide ample opportunities to the visitors to have a close encounters with the wilds. But what is so exquisite about the Indian National Parks is the variance that they are equipped with. Whether it comes to the flora, avifauna, and aquafauna, or witnessing various wild forms in their natural surroundings on an elephant or inside a jeep, wild ventures in are simply amazing! Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

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  9. Bird Sanctuary • About Bird Sanctuary • Map Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

  10. About Bird Sanctuary • Tweeting and chirping are a bird watcher's favorite sounds, and in Indian Bird Sanctuaries these sounds reverberate copiously. Owing to its varied topography, climate and long coastline, India provides a home to several species of birds. The nation attracts scores of migratory birds as well. • Out of the 8650 species of birds' known in the world, India boasts of being a home to as many as 1200 species. Popular bird species in Indian bird sanctuaries include Racquet Tailed Drogas, Sun Birds, Kingfishers, Drogas, Tree Pies Jungle Owlets, Minvets, Mynas, Pipits, Larks, Siberia Crane, and more. Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

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  12. Biosphere Reserve • About Biosphere Reserve • Map Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

  13. About Biosphere Reserve • The Indian government has established 15 Biosphere Reserves of India, (categories roughly corresponding to IUCN Category V Protected areas), which protect larger areas of natural habitat (than a National Park or Animal Sanctuary), and often include one or more National Parks and/or preserves, along buffer zones that are open to some economic uses. Protection is granted not only to the flora and fauna of the protected region, but also to the human communities who inhabit these regions, and their ways of life. • Seven of the fifteen biosphere reserves are a part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, based on the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme list[2]. • Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve • Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve • Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve • Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve • Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve • Nokrek Biosphere Reserve • Simlipal Biosphere Reserve Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

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  15. Types of Vegetation in Map Natural Vegetation & Wildlife