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Sikkim National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries

National Parks Tiger Reserves Wildlife Sanctuaries of Bihar Jharkhand West Bengal Sikkim

Khangchendzonga National Park, Biosphere Reserve

  • The park gets its name from the mountain Kangchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world.
  • It is a BR and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the first “Mixed Heritage” site of India. It is also included in the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme.
  • Vegetation: Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests.
  • Major Fauna: Musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan black bear, red panda, Tibetan wild ass, Himalayan blue sheep, serow, goral, takin.

Wildlife Sanctuaries of Sikkim

Barsey Rhododendron Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is located in the Singalila Range and is contiguous with Singlalila National Park of West Bengal. It borders Nepal to the west and West Bengal to the south.

Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is located near Gangtok. It is contiguous with the Khangchendzonga National Park.

Kitam Bird Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is located close to the Sikkim-West Bengal border, near Darjeeling.

Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is linked to the Neora Valley National Park (West Bengal).

Others

  • Kyongnosla Alpine Wildlife Sanctuary: 30 km east of Gangtok.
  • Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary: South Sikkim district.
  • Shingba Rhododendron Wildlife Sanctuary: North Sikkim district
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