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The State Government may, by notification , declare its intention to constitute any are other than an area comprised within any reserve forest or the territorial waters as a sanctuary if it considers that such area is of adequate ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological,natural or zoological significance, for the purpose of protecting, propogating or developing wild life or its environment.

Sanctuary means an area declared as a sanctuary by notification under the provisions of Chapter IV of The Wildlife(Protection) Act, 1972 and shall also include a deemed sanctuary under sub-section (4) of Section 66

List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka.

Sl.No Name of the Wildlife Sanctuaries Area (sq.km)Notified under Section of WLP Act, 1972 Date/Year Area (sq.km) Remarks
1 Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary, Mandya Dist Section 26 (A) ( 1 ) No.FEE-56-FWL-96, dated: 01-09-1998 0.840 Final Notification
2 Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary, Mysore Dist. Section 18 No. AHFFD 3 FWL 85 30-04-1985 13.500 Final Notification
3 Attiveri Bird Sanctuary, Uttara Kannada & Dharwad Dist. Section 26 A (1) (a) No.FEE-17-FWL-99, dated: 17-08-2000 2.230 Final Notification
4 Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Chikmagalur Dist. Section 26 ( A ) ( b )
Section 26 ( A ) ( b )
No.FEE-58-FWL-96, dated: 09-03-1998
No.FEE-177-FWL-2008(1) to 2008(6), dated: 28-04-2010
500.160 Final Notification
5 Bramhagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Kodagu Dist. Section 26 A (1) (b) No.FEE-29-FWL-2013, dated: 29-07-2013 181.290 Final Notification
6 BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Chamarajanagar Dist. Section 26 ( A) (b) No.FEE-57-FWL-94, dated: 13-06-1994 539.520 Final Notification
7 Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, Ramanagar & Chamrajanagar Dist.
Section 26 ( A)
No.FEE-166-FWL-94, dated: '03-08-1994
No.FEE-302-FWL-2011-(IV), dated: 27-12-2011
Final Notification
8 Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttara Kannada Dist. Section 26 ( A) (3)
Section 26 ( A)
No.FEE-58-FWL-96, dated: '09-03-1998
No.FEE-302-FWL-2011-(I), dated: 27-12-2011
886.410 Final Notification
Final Notification
9 Daroji Bear Sanctuary, Bellary Dist. Section 26 A (b)/Section 26 A (b) No.Apaji-139-FWL-91, dated: 17-10-1994
No.FEE-119-FWL-2008, dated: 03-10-2008
82.720 Final Notification
Final Notification
10 Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary, Belgaum Dist. Section 26 A (1) (a) No.FEE-58-FWL-96, dated: 08-07-1999 29.780 Final Notification
11 Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Shimoga Dist Section 26 A (1) (a) No.FEE-220-FWL-99, dated: 04-09-2000 0.730 Final Notification
12 Melkote Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandya Dist Section 26 ( A) (b) No.FEE-58-FWL-96, dated: 09-03-1998 49.820 Final Notification
13 Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Shimoga & Udupi Dist. Section 18 /Section 26 ( A) No.KFD-48-FWL-74, dated: 22-05-1978/No.FEE-302-FWL-2011-(III), dated: 27-12-2011 370.370 Final Notification
14 Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary, Mysore Dist. Section 26 ( A) (b) No.FEE-58-FWL-96, dated: 09-03-1998 30.320 Final Notification
15 Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Kodagu Dist. Section 26 A (b) No.FEE-57-FWL-94, dated: 13-06-1994 102.920 Final Notification
16 Ranebennur Black Buck Sanctuary, Haveri Dist. Section 18 No.AFD-58-FWL-74, dated: 12-06-1975 119.000 Final Notification
17 Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mandya Dist. Section 26 A ( 1) (a) No.FEE-58-FWL-96, dated: 01-09-1998 0.670 Final Notification
18 Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary,Shimoga Dist Section 18 No.AFD-22-FWL-74, dated: 28-06-1978 431.230 Final Notification
19 Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary, Shimoga Dist Section 18 No.AFD-47-FWL-74, dated: 25-01-1977 395.600 Final Notification
20 Someswara Wildlife Sanctuary, Udupi & Shimoga Dist. Section 18/Section 26 A (b) No.AFD-51-FWL-76, dated: 12-10-1979/No.FEE-302-FWL-2011-(V), dated: 27-12-2011 314.250 Final Notification
21 Talacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, Kodagu Dist. Section 26 A (b) No.FEE-57-FWL-94, dated: 13-06-1994 105.590 Final Notification
22 Bhimgad wildlife sanctuary, Belgaum Dist. Section 26 A (b) No.FEE-10-FWL-2009, dated: 28-11-2011 190.420 Final Notification
23 Rangayyanadurga Four horned Antelope Sanctuary, Davangere Dist Section 26 A (b) No.FEE-240-FWL-2010, dated: 10-01-2011 77.230 Final Notification
24 Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalburgi Dist. Section 26 A (b) No.FEE-224-FWL-2011, dated: 28-11-2011 134.880 Final Notification
25 Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary, Ramanagara Dist. Section 26 A (b) No.FEE-234-FWL-2008, dated: 30-01-2012 3.460 Final Notification
26 Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Chamrajanagar Dist. Section 26 A (1) (b) FEE 90 FWL 2013 Dt.07-05-2013 906.187 Final Notification
27 Gudekote Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Bellary Dist. Section 26 A (b) FEE 72 FWL 2013 Dt.11-11-2013 47.610 Final Notification
28 Jogimatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Chitradurga Dist. Section 26 A (b) FEE 77 FWL 2015 Dt.23-12-2015 100.480 Final Notification
29 Yadahalli Chinkara Wildlife Sanctuary, Bagalkote Dist. Section 26 A (b) FEE 204 FWL 2015 Dt.23-12-2015 96.360 Final Notification
30 Thimlapura Wildlife Sanctuary, Tumkur Dist. Section 26 A (b) FEE 301 FWL 2015-1 Dt.16-01-2016 50.860 Final Notification
Sub total=6,791.967

List of Contacts of Wildlife Sanctuaries


Sl.No Name of the WLS Name & Designation of the Officer Telephone No Email ID
1 M.M.Hills WLS, Kollegal V.Yedukondalu, IFS
DCF
08224-252027 dcfkollegal@gmail.com
2 Cauvery WLS, Kollegal Dr D.Manjunath, IFS
DCF
08224-253027 dcfcauverywl@gmail.como
3 Wildlife Division, Madikeri M.M.Jaya, SFS
DCF
08272-298038 wlmadikeri@gmail.com
4 Wildlife Division, Mysuru V.Yedukondalu, IFS
DCF (A/c)
0821-2481159 dcfwlmys@gmail.com
5 Wildlife Division, Shimoga S.J.Chandrashekhar, SFS
DCF
08182-222983 dcfwlshimoga@gmail.com
6 WL Sub Division Ranebennur H.M.Walia ACF 08373-260394 acfwlrnr@gmail.com
7 Daroji Karadidhama, Bellary, Kamalapur T.Bhaskar RFO 08394-241001 darojikaradidhama@gmail.com