Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamnagar


The Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamnagar lies on the coast of the Gulf of Kutch, bounded by the high tidal zone in the north. The other parts of the Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamnagar are encircled by the cultivated fields and wastelands. The Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary occupies an area of 332.87 hectares of land in Kalyanpur Taluka of Jamnagar district. The Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat got the status of a sanctuary under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, Section 18.

The Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary comprises of a vast area of grassland together with saline scrubs. The area around the Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamnagar provides a high conservation value for harboring the rare species of endangered great Indian bustard in its grassland. Apart from the bustards, the Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat is the home to various kinds of terrestrial birds and wild mammals.

The protected area of the Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in floral diversity. Some of the rare species of plants that colonizes the large area of the Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamnagar are as follows:
  • Prosopis Juliflora
  • Capparis species
  • Acacia senegal
  • Salvadora species
  • Cyperus species
  • Sporobolus
  • Dichantheum species
  • Suaeda species
Though the great Indian bustards have really decreased in number in the Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary of Gujarat, it is the home to other species of birds such as
  • Larks
  • Partridges
  • Sand grouses
The Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamnagar is the home to various kinds of wild mammals. They are as follows:
  • Wolf
  • Jackal
  • Mongoose
  • Jungle cat
  • Blue bull


Last Updated on : 30 September 2011