Thol Lake & Bird Wildlife Sanctuary, Ahmedabad

Thol Lake & Bird Wildlife Sanctuary, Ahmedabad by Kaushik Parmar Blog

Thol Lake is an artificial lake near Thol village in Kalol in Mehsana District in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was constructed as an irrigation tank in 1912. It is a fresh water lake surrounded by marshes.

It was declared the Thol Bird Sanctuary in 1988; it is a habitat to 150 species of birds, about 60% are waterbirds. Many migratory birds nest and breed in the lake and its periphery. The two most prominent species of birds recorded in the sanctuary are flamingoes and sarus crane (Grus antigone).

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Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary, Wankaner, Rajkot

Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary by San Diego Zoo Blog

Marked with fringes of hillocks around the bordering periphery of the arid shrubby plain land distinct with wild grass is the Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary.

The sanctuary got the status of ‘Reserve Forest’ in the year 1983 before which it served as a shooting reserve that belonged to the former princely state of Wankaner also known as Central Saurashtra.

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Pania Wildlife Sanctuary, Amreli, Gujarat

Pania Wildlife Sanctuary, Amreli, Gujarat by wildlife-animal-planet.blogspot.in Cover Blog

The cockling and craggy parcel of land that constitutes Pania Wildlife Sanctuary at Amreli is the most appropriate destination for undisturbed perseverance of the ‘Chinkara’ in India.

Pania Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Amreli district of Gujarat. It falls under the eco system of Gir National Park.

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Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Forest Wildlife Sanctuary

Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Forest Wildlife Sanctuary by Lukas Schulze Cover

About 55.65 sq. km area of the Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary is a triangular landmass, which covers reserve forests of 11 villages. Forest originally belonged to ex-ruler of Devgadh Baria State.

Eleven villages with a population of about 7000 are located in and around the Sanctuary and 41 villages are located in its interaction zone. An area of 150 ha is in possession of irrigation department.

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Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Ahmedabad

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Ahmedabad - Tejas Soni Cover

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, consisting primarily of a 120.82-square-kilometre (46.65 sq mi) lake and ambient marshes, is situated about 64 km to the west of Ahmedabad near Sanand Village, in the Gujarat state of India.

Mainly inhabited by migratory birds in winter and spring, it is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat, and one of the largest in India. It was declared a bird sanctuary in April 1969.

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