Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary

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Nature enthusiasts have voiced their concern over the recent decline in the number of migratory birds visiting the Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary.

About Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • It was established in 1977.
  • It  is also known as Deer Park.
  • Location: It is located near Santiniketan in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum District of West Bengal.
  • Area: 200 hectares
  • Elevation: It has an average elevation of 56 meters.
  • Flora: The sanctuary has dense local vegetation of Sal, Akashmoni, Sishoo, Cashewnut, Amlaki, Bahera and Haritaki.
  • Fauna: The sanctuary has a deer conservation park which is home to a large number of deer including Cheethals (Spotted Deer) and the Blackbucks. Other animals include jackals, foxes and a variety of water birds.
  • It is home to three large lakes which hosts a large number of migratory birds every year.


Q1) What is Santiniketan famous for?

Santiniketan is a popular tourist attraction of international  repute. It is a famous cultural and heritage place of historical importance.  Rabindranath lived here and penned many of his literary classics. It is also famous for its fairs and festivals like Poush Mela

SourceBird watchers raise concern over 'fewer' migratory birds in Bengal sanctuary