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Wildlife Sanctuaries in Maharashtra
A wildlife sanctuary is defined as an area declared as an sanctuary by notification under the provisions of chapter IV of the Wild Life (Protection) act 1972 and it also includes a deemed sanctuary under sub section (4) of section 66.Killing, hunting, shooting or capturing of any species of bird or animal is prohibited, except by or under the control of Chief Wild Life Warden of State. The boundaries and character of such a sanctuary are legally sacrosanct and rights and privileges of local people are legally defined. Much of our wildlife, a large part of which is found in no other country of world, are being adequately conserved and protected in hitherto 35 sanctuaries. While Konkan, Khandesh and Marathwada have four, two and four wildlife sanctuaries respectively, most of the sanctuaries are in Vidarbha (Fifteen) and Western Maharashtra regions (Ten) .
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