a view to conserve the total range of wildlife available in the state,
the Government of Himachal Pradesh has declared 32 areas, covering all
the agro-climatic zones in the state and having significant ecological,
geomorphological and biodiversity value, as Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Wildlife Sanctuary is established under sections 18-26 of the Wildlife
(Protection) Act, 1972 and admits rights to the extent as allowed by the
Collector at the time of settlement in concurrence with Chief Wildlife
Warden of the State. Finally
notified boundaries of the Wildlife Sanctuaries, like National Parks,
can not be altered without resolution of the State Legislature. General
public is legally restrained from destroying, exploiting, or removing
any wildlife from the sanctuary, or destroying or damaging the habitat
of any wild animal, or depriving any wild animal of its habitat in the
Wildlife Sanctuaries provide a very good opportunity to the visitor to
enjoy and experience the wilderness of the state.