The National Chambal
Sanctuary was set up in 1979 as a riverine
sanctuary along an approximately 425 km
length of the Chambal River and its ravines
stretching over 2-6 km wide along
The Project is
managed by the Wildlife wing of the Uttar
Pradesh Forest Department and is
head-quartered at Agra.
Chambal Sanctuary is
the main area for the species reintroduction programmme of the
crocodilian species Gavialis
gangeticus (Gharial) .
supports the largest population of Gharials
in the wild.
|One of the
few places to spot the Platanista
gangetica - Gangetic Dolphins.
(National Aquatic Animal )
Only known place where nesting of Indian
Skimmers is recorded in large numbers.
supports 8 rare turtle species out of the 26
found in the country.
one of the cleanest rivers in the country.
supports more than 320 resident and migrant
|NCS is a
Tristate sanctuary with an area of 635 sq. kms in
Uttar Pradesh, spread over Agra and Etawah
districts. Part of the NCS also lies in
Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Chambal Sanctuary is listed as an important
bird area (IBA) IN122 and
is a proposed Ramsar site.