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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES, ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS IN ODISHA (ORISSA)


The lush green forest cover Of Odisha accommodates a wide variety of flora and fauna, including the famed Royal Bengal Tiger. The wildlife parks cover about 4.25% of the geographical area and 11.37% of the forest area of the state. The district wise wildlife area of the state is as follows-

Khurda

Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary, Bhubaneswar

Nandan Kanan Zoo and Sanctuary, Bhubaneswar (www.nandankanan.org)

Puri

Balukhanda- Konark Sanctuary, Puri

Chilika Sanctuary, Puri (www.chilika.com)

Kendrapara

Bhitarkanika Sanctuary, Kendrapara

Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary, Kendrapara

Mayurbhanj

Similipal Sanctuary, Mayurbhanj (www.similipal.org)

Sambalpur

Badarama Sanctury, Sambalpur

Khalsuni Sanctuary, Sambalpur

Nayagarh

Baisipalli wildlife sanctuary, Nayagarh

Bargarh

Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary, Bargarh

Keonjhar

Hadagarh sanctuary, Keonjhar

Kalahandi

Karlapat Sanctuary, Bhawanipatna (Kalahandi)

Kandhamal

Kotgarh wildlife sanctuary, Kandhamal

Gajapati

Lakhari Sanctuary, Gajapati

Angul

Satkosia gorge sanctuary, Angul/ Baudh/ Cuttack/ Nayagarh (www.satkosia.org)

Tikarpada Gharial Sanctuary

Nuapada

Sunabeda Sanctuary, Nuapada

Odisha Forest Department (www.odishafdc.com)

Odisha Forest Corporation has been created in 1962 with the objective of exploiting the state's vast forest resources scientifically without sacrificing the apparent forest values, ensuring a fair wage to forest labour force and to provide sufficient non-tax revenue to the State exchequer, as well as to promote feasible forest based industries in the state.

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