Protected areas are those in which human occupation or at least the exploitation of resources is limited. The definition that has been widely accepted across regional and global frameworks has been provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in its categorization guidelines for protected areas. There are several kinds of protected areas, which vary by level of protection depending on the enabling laws of each country or the regulations of the international organizations involved. The term "protected area" also includes Marine Protected Areas and Transboundary Protected Areas that overlap multiple countries for conservation and economic purposes. There are four categories of Protected Areas in India
1. National Parks of India
2. Wildlife Sanctuaries of India
3. Conservation Reserves of India
4. Community Reserves of India

About Protected Area Networks (PAN)


India is one of the mega diverse countries of the world. With only 2.4% of world’s land area, 16% of the world’s human population and 18% livestock, it contributes about 8% of the known global biodiversity, however, putting enormous demands on our natural resources.

Thus a network of 693 Protected Areas has been established, extending over 158645.05 sq.kms. Comprising 103 National Parks, 525 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 60 Conservation Reserves and 4 Community Reserves.

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Question:  What is the registration process?

Answer:  On login page there is a link "New User Registration". When you click on it a registration form will come up. Fill this form and click on "Register Me" button. Once your credentials is verified by Administrator you will be get a mail with your User name and password. All the communication will be through your email. The non-registered user can also login as guest user with limited access to functionality.

Question:  What should I do if I forget my password?

Answer:  On login page there is a link "Forgot Password". You can use this link to get new password. The new password will be sent to your registered email.

Question:  How can I contribute ?

Answer:  You can suggest modification to the protected area or point out the error. Once it is verified by administrator this will be part of web portal.

Question:  Can I use boundaries for some other purpose ?

Answer:  Yes with attribution to Wildlife Institute of India.

Question:  How can I communicate with administrator?

Answer:  You can use feedback form or send mail to "".

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