Pilibhit Wildlife Sanctuary
The State Government vide this notification number 1783 dated 09-06-2014 has notified the 45th
Tiger Reserve of the country that is the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. This is the 3rd Tiger Reserve in
the State, The 1st was Dudhwa Tiger Reserve declared in 1987, the 2nd was Amangarh Tiger Reserve,
declared in 2012.
The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve covers an area of 72689.48 ha.
situated along the Indo-Nepal border. The forest are rich and diverse.
It is a mosaic of high sal forests, plantation and grasslands with several
water bodies. The jungles are home to a myriad of wild animals including the
endangered tiger, swamp deer, bengal florican, hog deer, leopard, etc. The
large carnivores are supported by a very large prey base consisting of cheetal,
sambar, wild boar, hog deer, swamp deer, blue bull, etc. The bird life is very
rich and diverse and hundreds of species of birds can be seen round. The Chuka
Interpretation Zones with nature interpretation center, cottages & edge of
huge water body is unique & very popular with visitors.
onsidering the unique biological, ecological and conservation values of the Forest
areas, the State Government decided to declare the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. With this
new Tiger Reserve, the forest wildlife environment and ecological conservation in Uttar
Pradesh has been given greatest possible emphasis & is bound to give positive impetus
to the conservation & preservation of wildlife nationally and globally. Thus all the
significant conservation areas in the Terai belt of the State are within the conservation network.