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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES & NATIONAL PARKS

Goa is one of the few states which has maximum area under legal protection. Goa has as many as six Wildlife Sanctuaries. They are
1. The Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, Sanguem
2. The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Canacona
3. The Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Mollem
4. The Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, Valpoi
5. The Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Sanguem
6. The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chorao

Four of these sanctuaries are a part of the Sanhyadris, a biodiversity hotspot, thus making Goa the only state in India to protect the complete Western Ghat section within the state. Endemism is very high in this area, with 7 species recorded from Goa of the 16 endemics in the Western Ghats.

Name of the Sanctuary/ National Park

Area in Sq. Km

Taluka in which situated

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
Established by Order No. DF-894-FOR/67, dated 22-3-1969

8

Ponda

Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park Established by Order No. DF-894- FOR/67,dated28-12-1967

240

Sanguem

Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary Established by Order No. DF-894/900/167/FOR- 67,dated 18-1-1969

86

Canacona

Dr.Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chorao

1.8

Tiswadi

Madei and Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

211

Sanguem