National parks in Madhya Pradesh

national parks in madhya pradesh

Notational Park

National parks are International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) category II protected forest areas, where government facilitate to conserve wild life.

First National Park of India

India’s first national park was recognized in 1936 as Hailey National Park, famously known as Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. By the year 1970, India only had five national parks but now India has 104 National Parks covering an area of 40501.13 km2, which is 1.23% of the geographical area of the entire country.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarhwas the first national park established in Madhya Pradesh (M.P) in 1968located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradeshwith an area of 105 km2Itwas the first places in India where the majestic white tiger, named as Mohan was found.This park is a tiger reserve and the density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is 8 Tiger per square km whichis one of the highest known in India it also has a large breeding population of leopards, and various species of deer.

Panna National Park

One of the most beautiful national parks in Madhya Pradesh, Panna National Park is known for the variety of flora and fauna, located in Panna and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh , India. It has an area of 542.67 km2 (209.53 sq mi).It was chosen as Biosphere Reserve on 25 August 2011.Sal, Crocodile bark, Arjun, Jamun and many rarer trees present here.

Kanha National Park

Also known as Kanha–Kisli National Park, Kanhais the largest manged national park of the state of Madhya Pradesh, it also declared as tiger reserve.Kanha area is divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 km2 (97 and 116 sq mi), respectively.The park has a substantial population of royal Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, sloth bears, barasinghas and Indian wild dogs. The forest portrayed in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is based on jungles including Kanha reserve.

Satpura National Park

Satpura National Park is located in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh in India. Its name is derived from the Satpuramountain range. It covers an area of 524 km2 (202 sq mi).Satpura National Park is rich biodiversity area. The wild animals here include leopard, sambar, chital, Indian muntjac, nilgai, four-horned antelope, Chinkara, wild boar, bear, black buck, fox, porcupine, flying squirrel, mouse deer, and Indian giant squirrel. Hornbills and peafowl are common birds found here. The flora consists of mainly sal, teak, tendu, Phyllanthusemblica, mahua, bel, bamboo, and grasses and medicinal plants.

Madhav National Park

Madhav National Park is situated in Shivpuri District of Gwalior division in Madhya Pradesh, India. There are several small ponds in this national park, but the largest body of water is SankhyaSagar, a reservoir. The park has many leopards, and one male and one female tiger have made Madhav their homesince October 2007.

Sanjay National Park

Sanjay National Park is located in Chhattisgarh and Koriya, Sidhi and Singrauli districts of Madhya Pradesh , India. It covers an area of 466.657 km2 and is a part of the Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve.The national park is mostly composed of tropical forests of Sakhua trees. The Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, wild boar, Nilgai, Spotted deer, Sambar deer,Chinkara, Civet, Porcupine, Monitor lizard, and around 309 species of birds are found here.

Pench National Park

Pench National Park was established in 1975 with an area of 257.26 km2 (99.33 sq mi). It includes Pench Tiger Reserve and derives its name from the Pench River that flows through the park. The national park consists of dry and dense forests and much fauna and flora including Bengal Tigers, various types of deer and birds.The forest cover botanic species like saja, bijiayasal, lendia, haldu, dhaora, salai, amla, amaltas.

Van Vihar National Park

Van Vihar National Park is a national park in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Declared a national park in 1979, it covers an area of about 4.45 km2. It has the status of a national park, but is developed and managed as a modern zoological park. In Van Vihar carnivorous animals are kept inside enclosed areas and herbivores are allowed to roam freely.The animals, such as the Bengal tiger, Asiatic lion, Asiatic wildcat, Indian wolf, Sloth bear, Red fox, Indian jackal, wild dog, mongoose, striped hyena, mugger Crocodile, gharial, and snakes are kept in captivity

Fossil National Park

Ghughua Fossil Park National Park is located near Shahpura in Madhya Pradesh, India, in has plant fossils belonging to 31 genera of 18 families.Numerous plant, fruit, seed, leaf, and shell fossils are found in this park, some of which dates as far back as 65 million years, the most noticeable of which are the palm fossils.

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