|WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES AND NATIONAL PARKS IN INDIA|
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|Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:36|
National Parks of India
This is a list of all national parks of India. India's first national park (an IUCN category II protected area) was established in 1935 as Hailey National Park, now known as Jim Corbett National Park. By 1970, India only had five national parks. In 1972, India enacted the Wildlife Protection Act and Project Tiger to safeguard habitat; further federal legislation strengthening protections for wildlife was introduced in the 1980s. Thus, as of May 2004, there are 92 national parks. All national park lands encompass a combined 38,000 km², 1.2% of India's total surface area.
A total of 166 national parks have been authorized. Plans are underway to establish the remaining scheduled parks, including Andhra Pradesh's Kambalakonda and Kerala's Anamudi Shola and Pampadum Shola National Parks.
All of India's national parks are listed below alongside their home state or territory and the date that they were established. For an overview of Indian protected areas in general, please see protected areas of India.
List of National Parks
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