National Bird Day 2021

PROTECTED AREA NETWORK

 

With 20% of its total geographical area dedicated for the proliferation of wildlife, the state of Goa has 6 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 1 National Park. These protected areas are provided with complete protection to the fauna & flora to conserve the unique biodiversity of the State. These are :

 

Name of the Sanctuary

Area in
sq. km.

Location
(Taluka)

Bhagwan Mahavir National Park

107

Sanguem, Dharbandora

Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

133

Sanguem, Dharbandora

Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

86

Canacona

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

8

Ponda, Sattari, Dharbandora

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

1.8

Tiswadi

Madei Wildlife Sanctuary

208.48

Sattari

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

211.05

Sanguem

Total

755.31

 

 

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Mandate

  • To protect, develop and manage the forest .
  • To implement policies and programmes of the State Government with regard s to protection, development and management of forest and wildlife resources of the state.
  • To enforce acts, laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the protection and management of forests and wildlife.
  • To take steps for the implementation of the National Forest Policy.
  • To recruit, train and deploy forestry personnel in protection, development and management of forests and wildlife.
  • To undertake plantations....Read More