Distinguish between a national park and a wildlife sanctuary.


National Park

  • It is a well-defined area for the protection of wildlife.
  • Collection of firewood, timber from any part of the forest is totally prohibited.
  • Visitors can only visit the park. No one has the right to use any forest product.
  • Example: Grand Canyon National Park of USA.

Wildlife sanctuary:

  • It is a declared protected area in which limited human activities are permitted.
  • Hunting of animals and cutting of trees are banned.
  • People can collect firewood, timber and medicinal herbs in a moderate amount which can be used only for research purposes.
  • Example: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary of India.