Area : 50 km stretchLocation : BhagalpurBest Time to Visit : October and June.Speciality : Dolphin
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located in Bhagalpur District of Bihar, India. The sanctuary is a 50 km stretch of the Ganges River from Sultanganj to Kahalgaon. Designated in 1991, it is the only protected area for the endangered Gangetic dolphins in Asia. Once found in abundance, only a few hundred remain, of which half are found here.
The Gangetic dolphins have been declared as the National Aquatic Animal of India. This decision was taken in the first meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) chaired by Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh on Monday, 5 October 2009.
The Bihar government took the decision in the wake of the killings of four of the Dolphin to appoint 20 dolphin ‘mitras’ in villages between Sultanganj and Kahalgaon to create awareness to save dolphins in the sanctuary.
Zoologists from Patna University claim to ha…
Area : 1.9 sq. kmLocation : Near JhajhaBest Time to Visit : October and JuneSpeciality : Migratory Birds
It is the smallest sanctuary in the state and also a place to look for migratory birds.
Nagi Bird Sanctuary is located in Jhajha Jamui district of south Bihar, near the Jharkhand border. It was declared a bird sanctuary on 25 February 1984 as per Section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The final notification under Section 26A of the act was issued on 4 September 2009. Thousands of migrating birds congregate in the reservoir during the winter season, especially from November to February. The area of the sanctuary is 2.1 square kilometres. It is home to over 133 bird species. There are also a variety of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies which are yet to be studied and documented. In 2004, Nagi Dam Bird Sanctuary was declared an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International. The area overlapping with the IBA is 791 ha.
The sanctuary …