National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Nagaland





List of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Nagaland :

NameTypeLocationYear of NotificationTotal Area(km²)Total Area(Hectare)
Intanki National ParkNational ParkPeren District, Nagaland, India1993202.0220,202.00 ha.
Fakim Wildlife SanctuaryWildlife SanctuaryKiphire District, Nagaland, India19806.4642.00 ha.
Puliebadze Wildlife SanctuaryWildlife SanctuaryKohima District, Nagaland, India19809.23923.00 ha
Rangapahar Wildlife SanctuaryWildlife SanctuaryDimapur District, Nagaland, India19864.7470.00 ha.
Singphan Wildlife SanctuaryWildlife SanctuaryMon district, Nagaland, India200923.572357 ha.

National Parks in Nagaland (1)

Name: Intanki National Park

  • Year of Notification: 1993
  • Total Area: 202.02 (Sq. Km) or 20,202.00 Hectare
  • Location: Peren district, Nagaland, India

Dominant flora: Mahogany, Palms, Rattan, Bamboo, Pinus Khasyia, Pinus Caribiae, Rubia cordifolia, Passiflora edulis, Oroxylum indicum, Elaeocarpus ganitrus, Dipterocarpous macrocarpous, Shorea assamica, Mesua ferra, Panax gensing, Aquilaria agallocha, Pleoni, Phauis, Cymbidium tigrinum etc.

Dominant fauna: Mammals – Tiger, Elephant, Wild Dog, Mithun, Hoolock Gibbon, Goral, Barking Deer, Kallej, Sloth Bear, Flying Squirrel, Buffaloes, Sloth bears, Palm civets, Leopards, Pangolins, Porcupine, Sambar, Elephants etc.

Birds: White breasted kingfishers, Hornbills, Pheasants, Kaleej, Black stork etc.



Brief History / Legal Status of Intanki National Park, Peren, Nagaland

  • The then Deputy Commissioner of Naga Hills, J.H. Hutton proposed creation of a reserve forest at Intanki- Dhansiri Valley in 1920 and sought for land.
  • Formation of Intanki Reserved Forest with an approximate area of 44,800 acres was notified vide No.1186R Dated 7 May 1923, to be effective from 15 June 1923.
  • Notification No.2005R Dated 18 July 1927, the Governor in council further attached another 5,120 acres of forest land to be added to the Intanki Reserved Forest w.e.f. 15 August 1927.
  • Government of Nagaland through a Notification No.FOR-158/74 Dated Kohima, 22 April 1975 declared the Intanki Reserved Forest comprising an area of 20,202 hectares as wild life sanctuary.
  • Government of Nagaland through another Notification No.FOR-43/83 Dated 3 March 1993 declared Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary as Intanki National Park.
  • Declaration of Elephant Reserve (No:FOR/GEN-5/2001 dt 28.2.2005) on 28th Feb 2005

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Nagaland (4)

  1. Name: Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Year of Notification: 1980
    • Total Area: 6.42 (Sq. Km) or 642 Hectare
    • Location: Kiphire district, Nagaland, India
  2. Name: Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Year of Notification: 1980
    • Total Area: 9.23 (Sq. Km) or 923 Hectare
    • Location: Kohima district, Nagaland, India
  3. Name: Rangapahar Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Year of Notification: 1986
    • Total Area: 4.70 (Sq. Km) or 470 Hectare
    • Location: Dimapur district, Nagaland, India
  4. Name: Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Year of Notification: 2009
    • Total Area: 23.57 (Sq. Km) or 2357 Hectare
    • Location: Mon district, Nagaland, India

 

Elephant Reserves in Nagaland

There are 2 Elephant Reserves in Nagaland out of the 30 Elephant Reserves in India as of August 2018. There are estimated 446 elephants in Nagaland as per census report (2017) conducted in the state.

  1. Intanki Elephant Reserve

    • Declared Elephant Reserve (No:FOR/GEN-5/2001 dt 28.2.2005) on 28th Feb 2005 by the Government.
    • Total Area: 202.02 (Sq. Km) or 20,202.00 Hectare
    • Location: Peren district, Nagaland, India
    • Intanki Elephant Reserve is the 13th Elephant Reserve in India
  2. Singphan Elephant Reserve

    • Declared Elephant Reserve by the Government on 16th August, 2018
    • Total Area: 23.57 (Sq. Km) or 2357 Hectare
    • Location: Mon district, Nagaland, India
    • Singphan Elephant Reserve is the 30th Elephant Reserve in India
    • Reference: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Project Elephant (PE) was launched by the Ministry of Environment and Forests , Government of India in the year 1992 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) with following objectives:

  • To protect elephants, their habitat & corridors
  • To address issues of man-animal conflict
  • Welfare of captive elephants





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