Draft Notification of the Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary, Shahabad district, Bihar
Whereas, the Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the then Shahabad district, and presently in Rohtas and Kaimur District, lying between Latitudes 24°3’ and 25°0’ N and Longitude 83°25’ and 85°0’ E, in the State of Bihar, spread over an area of 1504.96 sq. km was notified as wildlife sanctuary vide notification of the Government of Bihar, Forests Department number S.O. 1160 dated 20th July, 1979 and under the provisions of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972). And whereas, the Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Wolf, Wild Boar, Chowsingha (four horned antelope), Sloth Bear, Black Buck, Cheetal, Sambhar, Nilgai, Jungle Fowl, Python, Mugger, Langur, Monkey and more than 100 bird species are the species of vital importance in Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary, which includes endangered species like Leopard, Black buck, Chinkara, Four horned antelope (chausingha).