National Parks and Wild life Sanctuaries | Andaman Nicobar Islands

These National Parks are notified to protect Marine and wildlife in these region. The live coral cover, species diversity and density of corals were estimated in 120 sites located in several islands of Andaman and Nicobar. A total of 424 species of scleractinian corals belonging to 72 genera and 16 families were reported in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Campbell Bay National Park | 1992 | 426.23 km2
Galathea National Park | 1992 | 110 km2
- The above two are part of Great Nicobar Biosphere reserve

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (previously Wandoor National Park) | 1983 | 281.50 km2
The following Islands together are part of the National Park :
Alexandra Island
Bell Island
Boat Island
Chester Island
Grub Island
Hobday Island
Jolly Bouy Island
Malay Island
Pluto Island
Red Skin Island
Riflemen Island
Rutland Island (parts of the island)
Snob Island
Tarmugli Island
Twins Island

Mount Harriet National Park | 1987 46.62 km2
North Button Island National Park | 1987 0.44 km2
Middle Button Island National Park | 1987 0.64 km2
South Button Island National Park | 1987 0.03 km2

Rani Jhansi Marine National Park | 1996 256.14 km2
The following Islands together are part of the National Park :
John Lawrence Island
Henry Lawrence Island
Outram Island

A total of 110 species of scleractinian corals belonging to 8 families were reported from the Rani Jhansi Marine National Park in surveys conducted by National Coral Reef Research Institute (NCRI). Among them the family Acroporidae is dominant as it composed of 43 species includes the genus Acropora (28 species) and Montipora (8 species). The percentage of live coral cover ranged from 59.53% in Henry Lawrence Island to 63.71% in John Lawrence Island. Besides, Eight genera of soft corals under the families Alcyoniidae, Nephtheidae and Isisidae; 18 genera of gorgonids under 10 families; 30 species of echinoderms belonging to 21 genera and 15 families; 100 species of gastropods belongs to 36 families; 54 species of nudibranchs belonging to 11 families; 52 species of crabs under 21 genera; and 216 reef associated fishes belongs to 39 families were reported. The studies indicated that corals of John Lawrence Island, Henry Lawrence Island, and Outram Island in Rani Jhansi Marine National Park; were bleached to the extent of 45-73% during April to May 2010. The recent survey conducted during January 2011 observed the progress of recuperation of the bleached corals.

Saddle Peak National Park | 1987 32.54 km2

Notified Wild life Santuaries at Andaman and Nicobar:

1. Bingham Island Baratang
2. Sir Huge Rose Island Baratang
3. Pitman Island South Andaman
4. James Island South Andaman
5. Potanma Island South Andaman
6. Kyd Island South Andaman
7. Patric Island South Andaman
8. Defence Island South Andaman
9. Montogemery Island South Andaman
10 Clyde Island South Andaman
11 Sandy Island South Andaman
12 Snake Island South Andaman
13 Cinque Island South Andaman
14 Passage Island South Andaman
15 Sister Island South Andaman
16 North Brother Island South Andaman
17 South Brother Island South Andaman
18 Loha Barrack South Andaman
19 Bluff Island Baratang
20 Spike Island Baratang
21 Talai Katcha Island Baratang
22 East or Inglis Island Baratang
23Mangrove Island Baratang
24 Stoat Island Baratang
25 Belle Island Baratang
26 Ariel Island Baratang
27 South Sentinel Island South Andaman
28 Duncan Island Middle Andaman
29Oyster Island Middle Andaman
30 Perkinson Island Middle Andaman
31 Barren Island Middle Andaman
32 Cane Island North Andaman
33 Landfall Island North Andaman
34East Island North Andaman
35West Island North Andaman
36 Peacock Island North Andaman
37 White Cliff North Andaman
38 Reef Island North Andaman
39 Mayo Island North Andaman
40 Pagat Island North Andaman
41 Shearme Island North Andaman
42 Point Island North Andaman
43 Ox Island North Andaman
44 Shark Island North Andaman
45 North Island North Andaman
46. Kwangtang Island North Andaman
47. Rowe Island North Andaman
48. Latouche Island North Andaman
49. Jungle Island North Andaman
50. Trilby Island North Andaman
51. Table (Excelsior) Island North Andaman
52. Table (Delgarno) Island North Andaman
53. Temple Island North Andaman
54. Turtle Island North Andaman
55. Ross Island North Andaman
56. Brush Island North Andaman
57. Bamboo Island North Andaman
58. Blister Island North Andaman
59. Dot Island North Andaman
60. Curlew Island North Andaman
61.Oliver IslandNorth Andaman
62. Orchid IslandNorth Andaman
63. Curlew (BP) Island North Andaman
64. Egg Island North Andaman
65. Swamp Island North Andaman
66. Dottrel Island North Andaman
67. Gurjan Island North Andaman
68. Sea Serpent Island North Andaman
69. Snake Island North Andaman
70. Bondaville Island North Andaman
71. Buchanan Island North Andaman
72. Surat Island North Andaman
73. Entrance Island North Andaman
74. Bennet Island North Andaman
75. Roper Island North Andaman
76. South Reef Island North Andaman
77. Mark Island North Andaman
78. Tuft Island North Andaman
79. Hump Island North Andaman
80. Gander Island North Andaman
81. Goose Island North Andaman
82. Flat Island North Andaman
83. Spike Island North Andaman
84. Ranger Island North Andaman
85. Wharf Island North Andaman
86. Tree Island North Andaman
87. Channel Island North Andaman
88. Narcondum Island North Andaman
89. North Reef Island North Andaman
90. Interview Island North Andaman
91. Oyster Island North Andaman
92. Curt Burt Bay Middle Andaman

In order to regulate the entry into the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Islands, Department of Forest and environment has issued the below notification in 2011.

To facilitate easy way of obtaining entry permits for visit to Red Skin / Jolly Buoy Island of Mahatma Gandhi marine National Park and to minimize the hardships faced by the tourists in the boat trips to said places, the following system will be adopted by the Forest Department w.e.f 11.1.2011.

1. The entry permits to visit Red Skin / Jolly Buoy Islands will be issued one day in advance on first come first serve basis on production of application and subject to terms and conditions given therein. A modal copy of the application form will be displayed in the counter for information of tourists / others.

2. Since, the entry permits to be issued is subject to availability of authorized boats, the No. of permit to be issued will be displayed in the counter for information of tourists.

3. The tourists may purchase the boat ticket from the authorized operators plying inside the MGMNP on production of entry permits. A list of authorized boat operators and permitted passenger capacity of the boats shall be displayed in the counter for information of the tourists.

4. To avoid congestion in Red Skin / Jolly Buoy beach and consequent damage to marine life, 5 Nos. of tourism trips will be organized in the Wandoor Jetty as per the following table on all days except Monday. The No. of trips may vary subject to availability of boats / weather conditions. All the permit holders are advised to get the boat tickets with time stamp of the trip to avoid congestion in Wandoor jetty.

Trip Time Name of the Trip No. of Boat permitted in the trip
8.30 A.M First trip 1
9.00 A.M Second trip 1
9.30 AM Third trip 1
10.00 AM Fouth trip 1
10.30 AM Fifth / final trip Remaining authorized boats, if any

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