Marine National Park


Marine National Park of Gujarat encloses an area of 458 square kilometers in the Gulf of Kutch, that is 30 kilometers from Jamnagar. Marine National Park of Gujarat is the first marine park of the country, acknowledged in 1982.

The protected area of Marine National Park of Gujarat comprises of an archipelago that is made up of 42 islands in the Gulf of Kutch.

Marine National Park of Gujarat has a large population of sponges, Sea turtles, finless porpoise, dugong and corals. During the months of monsoon, more than 30 different species of migratory birds nests here in the Marine National Park in Gujarat in the mangrove forests.

The Marine National Park in Gulf of Kutch at Jamnagar has a rich wild life species. The mammals that harbors in the Marine National Park in Gujarat are as follows:
  • Dugong
  • Gangetic Dolphin
  • Jackal
  • Jungle Cat
  • Black-naped Hare
The reptiles of the Marine National Park in Gujarat are as follows:
  • Green Sea-turtle
  • Leatherback Turtle
  • Common Monitor
The wide variety of birds available in the the Marine National Park at Gujarat are :
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Imperial Eagle
  • Steppe Eagle
  • Montagu's Harrier
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Black-shouldered Kite
  • Common Kestrel
  • Laggar Falcon
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Grey Francolin
  • Indian Courser
  • Great Thick-knee
  • Rufous-tailed Shrike
  • Southern Grey Shrike
  • White-eared Bulbul
  • Variable Wheatear
  • Clamorous Reed Warbler
  • Flamingo
  • Crab-plover
  • Great Cormorant
  • Western Reef Egret
  • Pelican
  • Demoiselle Crane
  • Pied Avocet
  • Eurasian Oystercatcher
  • Eurasian Curlew
  • Godwit
  • Pacific Golden Plover
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Yellow-legged Gull
  • Caspian Tern
  • Great Crested Tern


Last Updated on : 30 September 2011