Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary


  • Recently, the Odisha Government has decided to relocate around 420 families from four zero-connectivity villages in Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary.
  • The relocation is aimed at reducing man-animal conflict and providing better living conditions to the displaced families.


  • It is situated in the Bargarh district of Odisha near Hirakud dam (Mahanadi River) and covers an area of 346.91 square kilometers.
  • It is bounded on the east and north by the huge Hirakud reservoir.
  • It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 8thFebruary 1985.
  • It is an important site for in situ conservation of wildlife and its habitat in the state of Odisha


  • Dry deciduous forests


  • Four-horned antelope, Indian leopard, Indian elephant, sambar, chital, gaur, etc.

Major Protected Areas in Odisha:
National Parks:

  • Bhitarkanika National Park
  • Simlipal National Park

 Wildlife Sanctuaries:

  • Badrama WLS
  • Chilka (Nalaban island) WLS
  • Hadgarh WLS
  • Baisipalli WLS
  • Kotagarh WLS
  • Nadankanan WLS
  • Lakhari Valley WLS
  • Gahirmatha (Marine) WLS

yojna ias daily current affairs 23 Oct 2021

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