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Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary

24th November, 2023 Environment

Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary

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  • The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has recommended that the Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary abutting the Bandipur Tiger Reserve be declared as a core critical tiger habitat.

Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary


  • Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary is situated north of Bandipur National Park in Mysore District of Karnataka.
  • The northern part of Nugu WLS is occupied by the Nugu Reservoir.
  • It serves as a home to many species of flora and fauna such as Dipterocarpus indicus, Calophyllum tomentosum, elephants, wild pigs, spotted deer, leopards, jungle cats, etc.
  • Nugu is a vulnerable area as far as human–elephant conflicts are concerned.

Eco-Sensitive Zone

  • Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary has been declared as an eco-sensitive zone by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, because of the number of commercial tourism ventures in the sanctuary.
  • This was also done in order to emphasize the density of elephant populations and to conserve them.


Q. Consider the following pairs: 

       Wildlife Sanctuary                           Location

1.    Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary                   Karnataka

2.    Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary          Bengal

3.    Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary                  Gujarat

4.    Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary                Jharkhand

How many pairs given above are correctly matched?

A)   Only one pair

B)    Only two pairs

C)    Only three pairs

D)   All four pairs

Answer C) Only three pairs

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary is in Gujarat. The rest of the pairs are correct.