How many protected areas are there in India?

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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