The Goa Foundation and Goa’s Wildlife Sanctuaries

The State of Goa has several Protected Areas, declared as wildlife sanctuaries under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The following list makes up the wildlife sanctuaries notified so far:

1. Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary

2. Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park (popularly known as Mollem National Park).

3. Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

4. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

5. Madei Wildlife Sanctuary

6. Bondla Zoo

7. Chorao Bird Sanctuary (Dr Salim Ali Wildlife Sanctuary)

The most upto date study of these protected areas was carried out by Ms. Ana Pereira, from Lisbon, Portugal. She accepted an offer from the Goa Foundation to complete this project under the overall supervision of the late Ms. Pratibha Pandey and the Forest Department of Goa. Costs were borne by the Forest Department. The report was submitted in 2014. The detailed research study was carried out due to a direction from the Bombay High Court at Goa.

A Reference Guide: Goa’s National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries (2014).

A brief note on the Goa Foundation’s other involvements with Goa wildlife sanctuaries

2003 closure of mines in wildlife sanctuaries by CEC/Supreme Court

List of mining leases in Goa’s wildlife sanctuaries (all cancelled)

Resisting the de-notification of Netravali and Madei Wildlife Sanctuaries

Buffer zone of 1 km for all Goa’s wildlife sanctuaries/WP 435/2012 (text) & 460/2004

Notifications on buffer zones 

PIL Writ Petitions for rehabilitation of Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary (2012/2018)

PIL for tiger reserve

Complaint against 3 infrastructure projects before Central Empowered Committee 

Report of the CEC to the Supreme Court of India dated 23.4.2021

Volume I (Report)

Volume II (Annexures to the Report)

PIL against 3 infrastructure projects before Bombay High Court (Uploaded: PILWP GF/Annexures)

PIL challenging legality and decisions of Standing Committee of the National Board of Wildlife (under article 32 of the Constitution) filed before the Supreme Court of India