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Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary: Odisha

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Environment
  • Published
    23rd Oct, 2021

Context

Recently, the Odisha Government has decided to relocate around 420 families from four zero-connectivity villages in Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary. The relocation is aimed at reducing man-animal conflict and providing better living conditions to the displaced families.

About Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary

  • Location
    • It is located in the Bargarh district of Odisha near the Hirakud dam (Mahanadi river) and covers an area of ??346.91 square kilometers.
    • It is bounded on the east and north by the huge Hirakud reservoir.
    • It was declared a wildlife sanctuary on February 8, 1985.
    • It is an important site for in situ conservation of wildlife and its habitat in the state of Odisha
  • Biodiversity
  • Flora: Dry deciduous forests
  • Fauna: Four-horned antelope, Indian leopard, Indian elephant, sambar, chital, gaur, etc

Major Protected Areas in Odisha

    • National Parks
      • Bhitarkanika National Park
      • Simlipal National Park
  • Sacred Places of Wildlife
    • Badrama WLS
    • Chilika (Nalaban island) WLS
    • Hadgarh WLS
    • Baisipalli WLS
    • Kotagarh WLS
    • Nandankanan WLS
    • Lakhari Valley WLS
    • Gahirmatha (Marine) WLS