Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary

Forest, Scrub forest
7000 ha
Protected Areas under WLPA → Wildlife sanctuary
Fazilka, Punjab


Area (ha)7000
Ecosystem TypeForest, Scrub forest
Number of households-
Number of people-

Origin and Establishment

Origin and Establishment
OriginBased on traditional practice
Year of Formation-
MotivationsReligious/cultural sentiments, Natural habitat and species conservation, Wild biodiversity conservation

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems
Collective of CCAs-
Decision Making BodyAll India Jeev Raksha Bishnoi Sabha
Rules and RegulationsFormal
Community activities through the yearPatrolling, watch and ward, Seminars and public meetings for awareness

Legal and Other Recognitions

Legal and Other Recognitions
Legal Status Protected Areas under WLPA → Wildlife sanctuary
FRA Applicability -
Community Forest Resource Rights (CFR)-
Date of filing CFR claim-
Level of CFR claim -
Date of recognition of CFR claim-
Management plan status-
Land OwnershipPrivately Owned
Other Recognised Status -
Sacred Landscape-

Impact and Learnings

Impact and Learnings
Impact on Livelihoods and Subsistence-
Social ImpactsRevival or continuation of cultural/religious associations
Ecological ImpactNatural habitat preservation, Good diversity and population of wildlife, Improved/sustained ecological services
Internal Threats and ChallengesChanging socio-cultural practices and aspirations
External Threats and ChallengesUnwanted development pressures, Invasive or non-native species, Increased population of blackbucks and nilgai causes crop damage, increased population of feral dogs poses a threat to blackbuck population

Data Contributor

Data Contributor
Data SourceFrom publicly available sources
Year of Study2000

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References and Glossary
LicenseCC BY Attribution

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