|Central coordinates||78o 4.98' East 26o 40.48' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary is one of the most important riverine sanctuaries of the country. It was created in 1978 specifically for the protection of the endangered aquatic reptile. Gharial Gavialis gangeticus. It extends over 650 km across the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. The area in question is a 26 km stretch of river between Jawaharsagar Dam and Kota Barrage. The river flows through a 100-150 m gorge. The evergreen flora of the valley is in marked contrast with the Anogeissus forest of the uplands. The vegetation of the Sanctuary mainly comprises of the riverine species along the coast of the river and the deciduous species in the region away from the river. Riverine species present near the waterline include Terminalia arjuna, Ficus glomerata and Syzygium cumini. The surrounding forest area is dominated by Anogeissus pendula, Boswellia serrata and Sterculia urens. (Satish K. Sharma pers. comm. 2003 )
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Indian Vulture Gyps indicus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga||unknown||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||unknown||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Sarus Crane Grus antigone||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||2004||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|National Chambal||Sanctuary||63,500||protected area contains site||5,200|
|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|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: Rakesh Vyas and Satish K. Sharma.
Rao, R. J. (1998) Status of crocodiles and fresh water turtles in the Chambal river and Ganga river: A comparative analysis. Cobra 33: 31-34.
Vyas, R. (1998) Survey report of Wildlife of NCGS, submitted to Dept. of Forest, Govt. of Rajasthan and Indian Army.
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