There are 106 National Parks in India in 2022 covering an area of 44,372.42km2 which is 1.35% of India's geographical Area. Source: National Wildlife Database, Wildlife Institute of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.
National Parks in India are declared by the State governments under the power of Section 35 of Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
Declaration of National Parks in India.
Section 35. Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972: Whenever it appears to the State Government that an area, whether within a sanctuary or not, is, by reason of its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological or zoological association or importance, needed to be constituted as a National Park for the purpose of protecting, propagating or developing wild life therein or its environment, it may, by notification, declare its intention to constitute such area as a National Park.
In India, the state government cannot change the boundaries of a National Park unless the National Board recommends it.
No human activity is permitted within the national park, except those authorised by the state's Chief Wildlife Warden in accordance with the provisions of CHAPTER IV of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
National Parks in India list
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