A wildlife refuge, also called a wildlife sanctuary, is a naturally occurring sanctuary, such as an island, that provides protection for species from hunting, predation or competition; it is a protected area, a geographic territory within which wildlife is protected. Such wildlife refuges are generally officially designated territories. It is created by government legislation, publicly or privately owned.
A bird sanctuary is a place that birds are attracted to. Literally, it is a sanctuary for the birds. Bird sanctuaries can be found indoors or outdoors. Indoor sanctuaries are mostly enclosed, and the outdoor ones are open. Zoos sometimes have bird sanctuaries.
A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes. Often it is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns. Although individual nations designate their own national parks differently, there is a common idea: the conservation of wild nature for posterity and as a symbol of national pride.
Wildlife’s & Bird Sanctuaries, National Parks in & around Mangalore
- Pilikula Biological Park, Mangalore
- Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park Belvai, Mangalore
- Kudremukh National Park
- Mookambika Wildlife Sancturay
- Bhadra Wildlife Sancturay
- Nagarahole National Park
- Brahmagiri Wildlife Sancturay
- Pushpagiri Wildlife Sancturay
10 Best Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks In Karnataka
- Bandipur National Park
- Nagarhole National Park
- Bannerghatta National Park (Near Bangalore)
- Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Shimoga)
- Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (Near Srirangapatna)
- Mysore Zoo / Jayachamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Near Mysore)
- Biligiri Ranga Hills / BR Hills (Near Mysore)
- Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary (Near Mysore)
- Dubare Elephant Camp (Near Coorg)
- Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Dandeli)