|Central coordinates||85o 20.30' East 24o 8.32' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary (18,625 ha) and the North Karanpur Valley (180,000 ha) are located in the Upper Damodar region of the newly formed Jharkhand state. The Sanctuary is drained by 37 streams and 5 rivers and is a vital catchment for the Damodar River. Around one-third area of the Valley is under forest cover, mainly Sal Shorea robusta with a substantial wildlife population, especially in the thickly forested Mahudi and Satpahar ranges. Earlier, the Sanctuary was under the control of the Raja of Ramgarha and was meant for royal shooting for sport and entertainment purposes. The forest of Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary and North Karanpur Valley in Jharkand are vital wildlife corridors connecting the jungles of Palamau in the west to those of Ranchi in the south, and the Konar watershed in the east. Hazaribagh is one of the first protected areas of the erstwhile Bihar state before its division.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis||non-breeding||2004||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Hazaribagh||Sanctuary||18,625||protected area contained by site||18,625|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
|Notes: Nature conservation and research|
|Notes: Tourism and recreation|
|Notes: Watershed management|
Acknowledgements Key contributor: Neeraj Vagholekar.
Ara, J. (1966) Hazaribagh National Park (Bihar) re-visited. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 63: 123-138.
Vagholekar, N. (in press) Mining impacts on wildlife habitat - A national picture. Kalpavriksh, Pune.
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