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Sultanpur National Park

  • 12 Jan 2021
  • 2 min read

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After confirmed cases of bird flu reported from Delhi, the forest department has also stepped up vigilance at Sultanpur national park in Gurgaon district of Haryana.

Key Points

  • Location:
    • It is situated in Gurgaon district of Haryana. Distance of the park is around 50 Km from Delhi and 15km from Gurgaon.
  • About:
    • Sultanpur National Park is a bird paradise for bird watchers. It is famous for its migratory as well as resident birds.
      • Migratory birds start arriving in the park in September. Birds use the park as a resting place till the following March-April.
      • During summer and monsoon months the park is inhabited by many local bird species.
    • In April 1971, the Sultanpur Jheel inside the park (an area of 1.21 sq. Km.) was accorded Sanctuary status under section 8 of the Punjab Wildlife Preservation Act of 1959.
    • The status of the park was upgraded to National Park under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 in July 1991.
  • Important Fauna at the Park:
  • Other National Park in Haryana: Kalesar National Park, District Yamunanagar

Source:IE

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