Q: What is the difference between a National Park and a Sanctuary?Asked by Karthik Rao, Bangalore
Answer: There are three important differences –
- All rights of people within a National Park have to be settled while rights over land can be allowed inside a Sanctuary.
- Grazing of livestock can be permitted inside a Sanctuary but not inside a National Park.
- A Sanctuary can be upgraded as a National Park. However a National Park cannot be downgraded as a Sanctuary.