National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

Gujarat is a unique state that has many kinds of habitats. These varied landforms include dry deciduous forests, majestic grasslands, wetlands, marine ecosystems and rich moist deciduous forests. These habitats are home to some extremely rare wildlife. The Asiatic Lion is found only in Gir. The Wild Ass in the Rann of Kutch, the rare great Indian bustard in the bird reserves, the world's only four-horned antelope and the Black Buck are some other valued species protected in Gujarat. The dugong and the rare boralia species also find a safe haven here.

Blackbuck National Park

National Parks

Name of ParkYear of Estt.Area in Sq. Kms.LocationMajor Species
1Gir National Park1975258.71Sasan Gir
Dist : Junagadh
Lion, Leopard, Chital, Chausinga, Hyena, Sambar, Chinkara, Herpetofauna, Crocodiles and birds.
2Blackbuck National Park197634.08Velavader
Dist : Bhavnagar
Blackbuck, Wolf, Houbara bustard, Harrieres, Leser florican, Herpetoufaua
3Vansda National Park197923.99Vansda
Dist: Navasari
Leopard, Hyena Chital, Chausinga, Birds, Herpetofauna
4Marine National Park1982162.89Gulf of Kachchh
Dist : Jamnagar
Sponges, Corals, Jelly fish, Sea horse, Octopus, Oyster, Pearl oyster, Starfish, Lobster, Dolphin, Dugon, Waterfowls.



Name of SancturyYear of
Area in
Sq. Kms.
LocationMajor Species
1Gir Wild Life Sanctuary19651153.42 Sasan Gir
Dist: Junagadh, Amreli
Lion, Leopard, Chausinga, Chital, Hyena, Sambar, Chinkara, Herpetofauna, Crocodiles and birds
2Wild Ass Sanctuary19734953.70Little Rann of
Wild Ass, Chinkara, Blue bull, Houbara bustard, Wolf, Waterfowls, Herpetofauna
3Nal Sarovar Birds Sanctuary1969120.82Nal Sarovar
Dist:Amdavad & Surendranagar
Flamingos, Pelicans, Coot, ducks, waders, storks, Herons and other spp. of waterfowls, Herpetofauna
4Jessore Sloth BearSanctuary1978180.66Jessore hill
Dist: Banaskantha
Sloth Bear, Leopard, Hyena, Birds, Herpetofauna
5Barda Wild Life Sanctuary1979192.31Hingolgadh
Leopard, Blue bull, Hyena, wild boar, Jackal, Birds, Herpetofauna
6Hingolgadh Sanctuary19806.54Hingolgadh
Dist: Rajkot
Chinkara, Blue bull, Wolf, Hyena, Fox, Birds, Herpetofauna
7Marine Sanctuary1980295.03Gulf of Kachchh
Dist: Jamnagar
Sponges, Corals, Jellyfish, Sea horse, Octopus, Oyster, Pearloyster, Starfish, Lobster, Dolphin, Dugong, waterfowls
8Narayan Sarovar Sancuary1981444.23Narayan Sarovar
Dist: Kachchh
Chinkara, Caracal, Desert Cat, Hyena, Desert Fox, Jackal, Birds, Herpetofauna
9Khijadia Bird Sanctuary19816.05Khijadia
Dist: Jamnagar
Indian Skimmer, Ibises, Painted stork, Cormorants, etc. App. 220 spp. of birds, Herpetofauna
10Ratanmahal Sanctuary198255.65Ratanmahal
Dist: Dahod
Sloth bear, Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Chausinga, Civet Cat, Jungle cat, Birds, Herpetofauna
11Kutch Desert Sanctuary19867506.22Great Rann of
Chinkara, Hyena, Fox, Flamingo, Pelicans & other waterfowls, Herpetofauna
12Gaga Wild Life Sanctuary19883.33Gaga
Dist: Jamnagar
Great Indian Bustard, Wolf, Jackal, Birds, Herpetofauna
13Rampara Sanctuary198815.01Rampara
Dist: Rajkot
Blue bull, Chinkara, Wolf, Fox, Jackal, Birds, Herpetofauna
14Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary19886.99Thol
Dist: Mahesana
Cranes, Geese, Famingos, Sarus and app. 125 spp. of other waterfowls
15Shoolpaneshwar Sanctuary1982607.70Dist: NarmadaSloth bear, Leopard, Rhesus macaque, Chausinga, Barking deer, Pangolin, Herpetofauna, birds including Alexandrian parakeet
16Porbandar Birds Sanctuary19880.09Porbandar
Dist: Porbandar
Flamingos, Pelicans, Spoonbill and various bird spp.
17Pania Wild Life Sanctuary198939.63Dist: AmreliLion, Chinkara, Leopard, Chital, Hyena, wild board, four horned antelope, pangolin, Blue bull, birds
18Balaram Ambaji Sanctuary1989542.08Dist: BanaskanthaSloth bear, Leopard, Blue bull, Hyena, Wolf, Jungle cat, Birds, Herpetofauna
19Jambuhoda Sanctuary1990130.38Jambughoda
Dist: Panchmahal
Sloth bear, Leopard, Jungle cat, Hyena, Wolf, Four Horned Antelope, Herpetofauna, Birds
20Purna Wild Life Sanctuary1990160.84Dist: DangsLeopard, Barking deer, macaques, Four horned antelope, Sambhar, Hyena, Herpetofauna, birds
21Kutch Bustard Sanctuary19922.03Near Naliya
Dist: Kachchh
Great Indian Bustard, Lesser Florican, Houbara bustard, Chinkara, Blue bull, Herpetofauna
22Mitiyala Wildlife Sanctuary2004 18.22Dist: AmreliLion, Blue bull, Chittal, Chinkara, Panther
23Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary2008178.87
Near Junagadh
Dist: Junagadh
Lion, Blue bull, Chittal, Chinkara, Panther


Name of ParkYear of Estt.Area in Sq. Kms.LocationMajor Species
Chhari Dhand Conservation Reserve
1Chhari hand Conservation Reserve2008227.00--
Biosphere Reserve
1Kachchh Biosphere Reserve200812454.00--
Purna Wild Life SanctuaryKhijadia Bird SanctuaryMarine SanctuaryPorbandar Birds SanctuaryGaga Wild Life SanctuaryKhijadia SanctuaryJambughoda Wild Life SanctuaryThol Wild Life SanctuaryKutch Bustard SanctuaryPania Wild Life SanctuaryShoolpaneshwar Wild Life SanctuaryRatanmahal Sloth Bear SanctuaryJessor Sloth Bear SanctuaryBalaram - Ambaji Wild Life SanctuaryWild Ass SanctuaryKachchh Desert Wild Life SanctuaryNarayan Sarovar SanctuaryNal-Sarovar SanctuaryRampara Wild Life SanctuaryHingolgadh Nature Education SanctuaryGir Wild Life SanctuaryBarda Wild Life SanctuaryGir National ParkMarine National ParkBlackbuck National ParkVansada National Park