Thursday 6 December 2018

CBSE Class 8/9 - Science - Rare Species of Animals Found in National Parks (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

Rare Species of Animals
Found in National Parks

CBSE Class 8/9 - Science - Rare Species of Animals Found in National Parks (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

Wildlife of India is a great natural heritage. Efforts are being made to protect and  preserve biological diversity of our country under various programs. India has preserved vast tracts of natural habitats, birds and plants in its 551 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 96 National Parks, 25 Wetlands and 15 Biosphere Reserves spread almost in all the states of India.

The purpose of establishing national parks is “to conserve the natural and historic objects and the wild life and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”

By 1970, India only had five national parks. In 1972, India enacted the Wildlife Protection Act to safeguard the habitats of conservation reliant species. The two main objectives of the Act are; to provide protection to the endangered species listed in the Act and to provide support to the conservation area of the country classified as national park.

National Parks
(wild life sanctuaries)
Rare species of
wild animals protected
1. Dachigram (J&K) Hangul, Musk deer
2. Corbett (Uttrakhand) Tiger, Elephant, Panther , Deer
3. Dudhwa (U.P.) Elephants and Tiger
4. Kanha (M.P.) Tiger, Barasingha
5. Badipur (Karnataka) Tiger and Barasingha
6. Periyar (Kerala) Elephants
7. Bharatpur (Rajasthan) Different types of water birds
8. Desert Park (Rajasthan) Desert wolf, Fox
9. Gir (Gujarat) Lion, Panther, Chital
10. Kaziranga (Assam) Rhino, Wild Buffalo
11. Manas (Assam) Elephant, Rhino, Wild Buffalo
12. Nam Dafa (Arunachal Pradesh) Tiger, Gaur, Wild buffalo
13. Sundarbans (West Bengal) Royal Bengal Tiger