Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
- Site number:2459
- Area:412 ha
- Designation date:25-05-2021
- Coordinates:28°32'N 76°33'E
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Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary is a human-made freshwater wetland, and is the largest wetland in Haryana State. The wetland was declared as a protected area in 1986 and was designated as an Eco-sensitive zone by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in 2011. Over 250 species use the Sanctuary throughout the year as a resting and roosting site. The Site supports more than ten globally threatened species including the endangered Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis), Pallas’s fish eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus) and black-bellied tern (Sterna acuticauda). The Site regularly supports more than 1.7% of the biogeographic population of greylag goose (Anser anser) and more than 2% of the biogeographic population of Indian cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis). Mammals recorded at the Site include nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), common mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi), and black-naped hare (Lepus nigricollis). The Sanctuary contributes to maintaining the region’s water table by recharging groundwater, and is also a natural flood buffer.
- National legal designation:
- Wildlife Sanctuary - Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
- Last publication date:06-08-2021