Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary

The Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary is a 346.91 km2 wildlife sanctuary located in the Bargarh district of Odisha, India. It is located near the Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur. The Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a vital site for the preservation of native wildlife and their habitat. It is home to a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife. More than 40 mammalian species, 12 amphibian species, 200 bird species, 40 reptile species, 42 fish species, 39 odonates species, 85 butterfly species, and 38 spider species live in the sanctuary.
The massive Hirakud reservoir runs across the sanctuary on the east and north sides. It’s one of the state’s few sanctuaries that supports both terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity, as well as a large number of migratory waterfowl throughout the winter, and over 250 plant species, many of which have ethnobotanical and medicinal significance.
From an ecological and environmental aspect, the Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is an Eco-sensitive Zone, and some enterprises or classes of businesses, as well as their operations and processes, are restricted within the Eco-sensitive zone.

How to reach?

Debrigarh is located 289 kilometers from Bhubaneswar and can be reached by road or train from Sambalpur, from which you can book a cab. Sambalpur has a railway station, and Jharsuguda has an airport. Debrigarh Nature Camp is located 40 kilometers from Sambalpur and is accessible via the dam’s right dyke from Sambalpur and Hirakud townships.

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