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Belghar Sanctuary

Location : Near Belghar, 158-kms from Phulbani, Orissa
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Main attraction : Wild elephants
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Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1976 Under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 and biogeographical province 4.8.4 (Indus-Ganges Monsoon Forest). The Sanctuary is spread in area about 244.66 sq km. Mainly flat and hilly terrain. Altitude ranges from 265-400m.The vegetation is Tropical dry deciduous forest with teak, bamboo, Terminalia and other miscellaneous species. 

Fauna :
Tiger Panthera tigris, jungle cat Felis chaus, striped Hyaena , jackal Canis aureus, Indian wild dog Cuon alpinus, sloth bear Melursus ursinus), chital Axis axis, sambar Cervus unicolor, nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus, four-horned antelope Tetracerus quadricornis, chinkara (mountain gazelle) Gazella gazella, muntjac Muntiacus muntjak, wild boar Sus scrofa, gaur Bos guarus and others.
The main considerable interruption is Grazing of cattle by the villagers .
 
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