How many protected forests are there in India?

Year No. of National Parks No. of Protected Areas
2017 103 769
2018 104 771
2019 101 903
2020 104 981

What is the percentage of protected forest in India?

According to the 2019 report, the total forest cover of the country is 712,249 square kilometres (21.67 percent of India’s total geographical area) slightly up from 708,273 sq. km (21.54 percent) in 2017. The tree cover of the country is 95,027 sq. km (2.89 percent of the total area) again slightly up from 93,815 sq.

Which is the smallest national park of India?

National Parks in India: Important Points

  • Largest National Park: Hemis National Park, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Smallest National Park: South Button Island National Park, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Largest Wildlife Sanctuary: Rann of Kutch, Gujarat.
  • Smallest Wildlife Sanctuary: Bor Tiger reserve, Maharashtra.

How many national parks are there in India in 2021?

52 National Parks in India – (Updated 2021 )

How many wildlife sanctuaries are there in India in 2020?

There are 566 existing wildlife sanctuaries in India covering an area of 122420 km2, which is 3.72% of the geographical area of the country (National Wildlife Database, Dec. 2020). Another 218 sanctuaries are proposed in the Protected Area Network Report covering an area of 16,829 km2.

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