Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary


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    National Green Tribunal(NGT ) has given the Government of Uttar Pradesh 45 days to finalise a notification under Section 26A of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 for protection of the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary.

    About Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary

    • It is spread across Meerut, Ghaziabad, Bijnor and Jyotiba Phule Nagar districts of Uttar Pradesh. 
    • The area was declared a Sanctuary in 1986 in order to protect and conserve the ecology and biodiversity of the Ganga basin.
    • It has a variety of landforms and is a mixture of different habitats such as wetland, marshes, dry sand beds and gently sloping ravines. 
    •  The grassland of the Sanctuary holds a variety of flora, avifauna and a population of Swamp deer and Hog deer.