Management of Protected Areas

The four areas identified for this study; Pilibhit Forest Division, Kishanpur WLS, Katerniaghat WLS and Suhelwa WLS all form part of the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL). The TAL is an 810 km stretch that extends from river Bhagmati in the east in the state of Bihar...

Churdhar Sanctuary (66.70 sq. km.) is the highest sanctuary in the Outer Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh and an important habitat for the musk deer besides other mammals such as leopard, black bear, muntjac and goral. It is home to pheasants such as the monal, kalij and koklas, raptors such as...

In order to protect the PAs and conserve their biodiversity it is necessary to have a rational and scientific basis for Protected Area management.  A study was carried out to study the status and impact of existing tourism propose an ecologically sound plan for each sanctuary for promotion of...

A study was carried out to assess the impact of NTFP collection in Askot Sanctuary in Uttaranchal and Suhelwa and Ranipur Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh. The study estimated extraction firewood, fodder, timber and other NTFP by the local population from the sanctuary areas. The communities living...

In Madhya Pradesh, there are 4 major landscapes of tiger population of which Satpura landscape is the largest. The extent of Satpura landscape is 12,700 km2 and tiger occupancy is reported in an area of 1,503 km2. As per the census report of Wildlife Institute of India, Satpura Tiger Reserve...