Management of national parks and sanctuaries in India: a status report

For the development and maintenance of a viable wildlife protected area network in the country, various steps are needed. Identification of the areas to be declared as national parks or sanctuaries, on the basis of their ecological value and their administrative viability. Formulation and implementation of management plans, based on the requirements and objectives of each protected area and its surrounds. Commitment of adequate financial and managerial inputs to make the management plan workable. Initiation and completion of the legal procedures required to constitute these areas into national parks and sanctuaries. Monitoring of the protected areas to help progessively improve their management, and adapt management practices to new or changing requirements.