Role of Planners to Address the Threats of National Parks in India. Case Example: Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Designated areas of protected landscapes are usually extensive areas which are of highest value to the
nation for their natural resources and as habitat for the wildlife. Globally there are over 161000 protected areas,
representing between 10 to 15 percentages of the world’s land surface area. In India around 156700 square
kilometers i.e. 4.95 percentage of the land is designated as protected landscapes. At present there are 102
national parks in India comprising of 39,919 square kilometers which is contributing to 1.21 percentage of total
surface area. The paper focuses on the identification of threats to Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur,
Rajasthan, India which could be addressed by designers. The data has been collected through field study,
literature study, interviews with key informants and information from government agencies, organization such
as International Union for conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Keywords- Protected Landscapes, National Parks, Keoladeo Ghana National Park.