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Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

SH 54, Banaskantha District, Iqbalgadh, Gujarat 385505, India

Wildlife Sanctuary

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary is situated in the Banaskantha district, 45 kms. from Palanpur. Declared as Wildlife Sanctuary in May 1978, this 180.66 sq.km. forest tract of Jessore hill and adjoining areas is endowed with several rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The forests of the sanctuary play an important role in the conservation of the depleting Aravali ecosystem. This area act as a buffer and separates the desert ecosystem from the dry deciduous type of ecosystem.

Location of Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary