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Wildlife Sanctuaries of Punjab



● Wildlife sanctuary, is a naturally occurring sanctuary that provides protection for species from hunting, predation, competition or poaching; it is a protected area, a geographic territory within which wildlife is protected.
● Punjab has 13 Wildlife sanctuaries. 

Abohar WLS, Fazilka district

● Year of Establishment: 1993 (5 yrs.) , 1998 (5 yrs.) , 2000 (final notification)
● Area : 18,650.00 ha
● Major species : Black Buck and Blue Bull

Bir Aishwan WLS, Sangrur district

● Year of Establishment: 1952
● Area : 264.40 ha
● Major species : Blue Bull, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Rhesus, Monkey, Peafowl, Black and Grey Partridges, Hare, Spotted owlet

Bir Bhadson WLS, Patiala district

● Year of Establishment: 1952
● Area :1,022.63 ha
● Major species : Blue Bull, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Rhesus Monkey, Peafowl, Black and Grey Partridges, Hare, Spotted owlet etc


Bir Bhunerheri Wildlife Sanctuary, Patiala District

● Year of Establishment: 1952
● Area : 654 ha
● Major species: Black Buck, Chital, Hog Deer, Blue Bull, Wild Boar, Jackal, Rhesus Monkey, Peafowl, Brahminy Myna, Black and Grey Partridges, Quails

Bir Dosanjh Wildlife Sanctuary, Patiala District

● Year of Establishment: 1952
● Area : 517.59 ha
● Major species : Blue bull, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Rhesus Monkey, Peafowl, Black and Grey Partridges


Bir Gurdialpura Wildlife Sanctuary,Patiala District

● Year of Establishment: .1989
● Area : 620.53 ha
● Major species : Wild Boar, Blue Bull, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Hog Deer, Rhesus Monkey, Peafowl, Black and Grey Partridges, Dove and Spotted owlet

Bir Mehas Wildlife Sanctuary, Patiala District

● Year of Establishment: 1952
● Area :123.43 ha
● Major species :s Rhesus Monkey, Jungle Cat, Peacock, Blue Bull, Jackal, Black and Grey Partridges


 Bir Moti Bagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Patiala District

● Year of Establishment: 1952
● Area :654 ha
● Major species :Black Buck, Chital, Hog Deer, Blue Bull, Wild Boar, Jackal, Rhesus Monkey, Peafowl, Brahminy Myna

Harike Wildlife Sanctuary

● Falls in Ferozepur, Taran Tarn and Kapurthala Districts
● Year of Establishment: 1992
● Area : 8,600.00 ha
● Attracts large number of migratory birds duringthe winter months
● Major species : species of birds like LargeCormorant, Darter, Purple Moorhen, Bar-headed Goose, Pintail, Common Teal, Pigeon, Shoveller, Common Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, White
eyed Pochard

Jhajjar-Bachauli Wildlife Sanctuary, Rupnagar

● Year of Establishment: 1998
● Area :f 116 ha
● Major species : Sambar, Barking Deer, Hare, Jackal, Python, Cobra, Rat snake, Leopard (migratory)


Kathlaur Kushlian Wildlife Sanctuary, Pathankot

● Year of Establishment: 2007
● Area : 758 ha
● Major species : different ungulates and deer species

Takhni Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Hoshiarpur district

● Year of Establishment: 1993
● Area :382 ha
● Major species : Barking Deer, Pangolin, Python, Hog Deer, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Rat Snake etc


Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary, Ropar district

● Year of Establishment: 2009
● Area : 290 ha
● Major species: Hog deer,Indian Pangolin, Python, sambar, Smooth Indian otter, Common Poachard etc

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