There are about 981 protected areas in India. It consists of 104 national parks, 566 wildlife sanctuaries, 97 conservation reserves and 214 community reserves. These protected areas cover about 5.03% of the country.
Currently, Madhya Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar islands have maximum numbers of national parks; followed by Kerala, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand and West Bengal.
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