Wildlife of Andhra Pradesh is very rich and the various sanctuaries and national parks protect it. These are good source of ecotourism in the Andhra Pradesh.
Ecotourism have potential in Andhra Pradesh due to various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.
National parks of Andhra Pradesh
|S. No.||Name of National Park||State||Total Area (In km²)|
|1||Sri Venkateswara National Park||1989||353.62|
|2||Rajiv Gandhi National Park||2005||2.4|
|3||Papikonda National Park||2008||1012.86|
Wildlife Sanctuaries of Andhra Pradesh
|S.No.||Name of Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS)||Year||Area (in km²)|
|9||Pulicat Lake WLS||1976||500|
|11||Sri Lankamalleswara WLS||1988||464.42|
|12||Sri PenusilaNarasimha WLS||1997||1,030.85|
|13||Sri Venkateswara WLS||1998||172.35|
Bird sanctuariesof Andhra Pradesh
Bird sanctuaries attracts bird watchers and lovers from all over the world .
Atapaka Bird Sanctuary
It is also known as Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the largest freshwater lake located in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The sanctuary falls under Kaikalur Forest Range. It is one of the Ramsar convention wetland sites, spread over an area of 308.55 km2 (119.13 sq mi).
Telineelapuram and Telukunchi Bird Sanctuaries
It is located in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. Every year, over 3,000 pelicans and painted storks visit from Siberia to these villages during September and stay until March.
Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary
It is a famous 481 km2 Protected area in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh state. Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish-water ecosystem in India. Central location is: 13°34′N 80°12′E. 327.33 km2 is managed by the Andhra Pradesh Forest Departmentand 153.67 km2 is managed by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department. 108 km2 is national park area.
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