NATIONAL CHAMBAL SANCTUARY

Key details:

  • It is situated at the trijunction of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
  • It is known for its population of critically endangered gharials.
  • National Chambal Sanctuary, also called the National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary, is a protected area in for the protection of:
  • the Critically Endangered gharial,
  • the red-crowned roof turtle and
  • the Endangered Ganges river dolphin.
  • It is located on the Chambal River.
  • It was first declared in Madhya Pradesh in 1978.
  • It is part of the Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests ecoregion.
  • The sanctuary is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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