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Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species
Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change



Gujarat has total geographical area of 196024 Sq. Km. Out of which, 18961.69 Sq. Km. (9.67%) is declared forest area. State has wide variations in Geophysical and Eco-climatic conditions ranging from hot saline deserts to humid hilly tracts and from coast to high hills, which has resulted in to formation of various types of forest. These factors have bestowed the state with diversity of Flora and Fauna. Gujarat is rich in floral diversity of species, habitats and ecosystems that represents nearly 13% of the floristic diversity of the country. The majestic Asiatic Lion and Wild Ass have their last resorts of the world in Gujarat. The faunal biodiversity consists of 14% fishes, 18% reptiles, 37% avifauna and 25% of the mammal population of the country. Gujarat Forest Department is entrusted with the prime responsibility of protection, conservation and development of forest and wildlife of the state.

Protected Areas of Gujarat are as follows 

Protected Areas

Established

Area (Sq km)

Vansda NP

1979

23.99

Blackbuck (Velavadar) NP

1976

34.53

Gir NP

1975

258.71

Marine (Gulf of Kachchh) NP

1982

162.89

BardaWLS

1979

192.31

Gaga (Great Indian Bustard) WLS

1988

3.33

GirWLS

1965

1153.42

GirnarWLS

2008

178.8

HingolgadhWLS

1980

6.54

JambughodaWLS

1990

130.38

Jessore Sloth Bear WLS

1978

180.66

Kachchh (Lala) Great Indian Bustard WLS

1995

2.03

Kachchh Desert WLS

1986

7506.22

Khijadiya Bird WLS

1981

6.05

Marine (Gulf of Kachchh) WLS

1980

295.03

MitiyalaWLS

2004

18.22

NalSarovar Bird WLS

1969

120.82

Narayan SarovarChinkaraWLS

1995

442.91

PaniyaWLS

1989

39.63

Porbandar Bird WLS

1988

0.09

PurnaWLS

1990

160.84

RamparaVidiWLS

1988

15.01

Ratanmahal Sloth Bear WLS

1982

55.65

Shoolpaneswar (Dhumkhal) WLS

1982

607.7

Thol Lake WLS

1988

6.99

Wild Ass WLS

1973

4953.71

Chharidhandh Con R

2008

227