List Of National Park In Andaman Nicobar Islands

List Of National Park In Andaman Nicobar Islands


SL.No Name of National Park District/Division Area/(Sq.Km.) Flora and Fauna
1 Mahatma Gandhi National Park or Wandoor National Park Andaman 281.50 water-monitor, lizard, wild boar, sea snakes,turtles,coral reefs, colourful fishes, molluscs, shells, starfish, turtles, salt-water crocodile , White-Bellied Sea Eagle,Parakeets,Andaman Teal,Heron, Terns, Waders, Swifts
2. Rani Jhansi Marine National Park -do- 256.142 crocodiles , dugong,fruit eating bat, family Acroporidae (43 species includes the genus Acropora (28 species) and Montipora (8 species)). live coral in Henry Lawrence Island and John Lawrence Island. Soft corals under the families Alcyoniidae(Eight genera), Nephtheidae and Isisidae; gorgonids, 30 species of echinoderms; 100 species of gastropods ; 54 species of nudibranchs ; 52 species of crabs ,216 reef associated fishes .
3. Chidiyatapu Biological Park -do- 0.40

Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae) * Crested Serpent-eagle (Spilornis cheela) * Andaman Serpent-eagle (Spilornis elgini) * Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae) * Andaman Crake (Rallina canningi) * White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae) * Andaman Woodpigeon (Columba palumboides) * Red Turtle-dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica) * Andaman Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia rufipennis) * Pompadour Green-pigeon (Treron pompadora) * Green Imperial-pigeon (Ducula aenea)

Parrots (Psittacidae) * Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria) * Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) * Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda) * Vernal Hanging-parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

Cuckoos (Cuculidae) * Violet Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus) * Common Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) * Brown Coucal (Centropus andamanensis)

Barn-owls (Tytonidae) * Common Barn-owl (Tyto alba)

Typical Owls (Strigidae) * Oriental Scops-owl (Otus sunia) * Andaman Hawk-owl (Ninox affinis)

Swifts (Apodidae) * Brown-backed Needletail (Hirundapus giganteus)

Kingfishers (Alcedinidae) * White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) * Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)

Woodpeckers (Picidae) * Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos macei) * Andaman Woodpecker (Dryocopus hodgei)

Swallows and Martins (Hirundinidae) * Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Cuckoo-shrikes (Campephagidae) * Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus) * Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus)

Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae) * Andaman Bulbul (Pycnonotus fuscoflavescens) * Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)

Fairy-bluebirds (Irenidae) * Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella)

Thrushes (Turdidae) * Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina) * Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) * White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus)

Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae) * Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)

Flowerpeckers (Dicaeidae) * Plain Flowerpecker (Dicaeum concolor) * Orioles (Oriolidae) * Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)

Drongos (Dicruridae) * Andaman Drongo (Dicrurus andamanensis) * Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)

Crows (Corvidae) * Andaman Treepie (Dendrocitta bayleii)

Starlings (Sturnidae) * Common Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) * White-headed Starling (Sturnia erythropygia)

4. Campbell Bay National Park Nicobar 426.23 flora

Eliocarpus gangestrus(Rudraksha tree), Malinkara litoris, Sterculia alata, Ipomea spp,Pandanus tanctoriaFicus (5 species), Terminallia (2 species), Casaurina sp., Nipa Palm, Albizia procera, Canarium euphyllum, Callophyllum spp., Syzizium Cuminii, Rhizophora spp., Brugeria spp. Ceriops tagal, Canes c tree fern (Cyathea albosetacea) ,ground orchid (Phalaenopsis speciosa) .

fauna

Crab Eating Macaque (Macaca fascicularis), Salt water crocodile(Crocodylus porosus), Giant leather back turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Malayan box turtle, Nocobar tree shrew, Nicobar Megapode, Reticulated python and the Giant Robber Crab(Birgus lactro). Fruit Bat, Nicobar Pigeon, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Nicobar Serpent Eagle,Andaman Wild pig, Palm Civet, Fruit Bat

5. Galathea National Park -do- 110.00 flora -- tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests.
fauna-- giant robber crab, megapode and Nicobar pigeon.
6. Saddle Peak Andaman 32.536 flora -- luxuriant and lush green and thick tropical rain forests and humid, warm and wet tropical climate vegetation.
fauna-- Andaman wild pig, water monitor lizard, salt water crocodile,Andaman hill mynah and imperial pigeon.
7. North Button -do- 0.44 fauna-- dugong, dolphin, water monitor, lizard
8. Middle Button -do- 0.44 flora -- deciduous forests.
fauna-- spotted deer, monitor, lizard and marine species
9. South Button -do- 0.03 fauna-- dugong, dolphin, water monitor, lizard
10. Mount Harriet -do- 46.62 fauna-- wild pigs, saltwater crocodiles, turtles and robber crab.

Information for Tourist
No National Park Name Nearest Town,Place Ideal time for visiting Stay/Lodge Contact address for stay
1 Rani Jhansi Marine National Park Nearest Town - Portblair - 20Km. Airport -Portblair - 25km. December to April Forest Dept Guest House Dy Conservator of Forests, Van Sadan, Haddo, Port Blair,South Andaman phone no-031932-233688,01392-233549
2 Middle Button Nearest Town -Long Islands -60km. Railhead -None. Airport -Portblair - 200km. January to March Forest Dept Guest House Dy Conservator of Forests, Middle Andaman, Long Islands.
3 Mount Harriet Nearest Town - Portblair -15Km Railhead -None Airport -Portblair - 20km. January to March Forest Dept Guest House Dy Conservator of Forests, Van Sadan, Haddo, Port Blair,South Andaman.

phone no-031932-233688,01392-233549,230152

4 North Button Nearest Town -Long Islands -60km. Railhead -None Airport -Portblair - 200km. January to March Forest Dept Guest House Dy Conservator of Forests, Middle Andaman, Long Islands
5 Saddle Peak Nearest Town - Diglipur -5km Railhead -None Airport -Portblair - 200km. November to April Forest Dept Guest House Dy Conservator of Forests, Middle Andaman, Long Islands.
6 South Button Nearest Town -Long Islands -60km Railhead -None Airport -Portblair - 200km. January to March Yatri Niwas on Hilltop Dy Conservator of Forests, Middle Andaman, Long Islands
Useful contacts
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Van Sadan, Haddo P.O. Port Blair-744102 (INDIA), Phone No.91-3192-233321.Fax No.-91-3192-230113 email - pccf@and.nic.in , pccfani@gmail.com , pccf.vansadan@gmail.com
PCCF Wildlife ( Chief Wildlife Warden) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Van Sadan, Haddo, P.O. Port Blair-744102 (INDIA), Phone No.-91-3192-233270, Fax:No.-91-3192-230113 email pccfwlandaman@yahoo.co.in
The Deputy Conservator of Forests(HQ) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Van Sadan, Haddo, P.O. Port Blair-744102 (INDIA), Phone No.-91-3192-233233 &232778. email : dcfhq312@gmail.com
The Divisional Forests Officer(BT) Andaman & Nicobar Islands,Baratang, Phone No.- Phone No.-91-3192-279524. email : dfobt302@gmail.com
The Divisional Forests Officer (MA) Andaman & Nicobar Islands,Middle Andaman, Phone No.-91-3192-274210. email : dfoma304@gmail.com

Mahatma Gandhi National Park is one of the most sort after tourist destination.

The following Islands are part of the Wandoor or Mahatma Gandhi National Park :


1. Alexandra Island 2. Bell Island 3. Boat Island 4. Chester Island 5. Grub Island 6. Hobday Island 7. Jolly Bouy Island 8. Malay Island 9. Pluto Island 10. Red Skin Island 11. Riflemen Island 12. Rutland Island (parts of the island) 13. Snob Island 14. Tarmugli Island 15. Twins Island
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Number Of Visitors To National Parks and Other Important Place
SL. No. Important Tourist Place 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
1. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor 2385 3200 17036 22255 28573 14413
2. Mount Harriet National Park 17637 12041 21383 24884 22296 23802
3. Limestone Caves 5191 47921 119308 103754 60986 78448
4. Biological Park, Chidiyatappu

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