Consider the following sanctuaries in India dedicated to protection of particular fauna and the states in which they are located__:
1. Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary – Karnataka
2. Bhimgad Bat Sanctuary – Maharashtra
3. Rollapadu Great Indian Bustard Bird Sanctuary – Andhra Pradesh
Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [B] 1 & 3

Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary

Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary is inside the Bankapura Fort in Bankapura in Haveri district of Karnataka. This sanctuary is the only second  sanctuary in the country that is exclusively engaged in the conservation and breeding of peacocks.

Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the Western Ghats, in Belgaum district of Karnataka. The Bhimgad forests are notable for  the Barapede Caves, the only known breeding area of the Wroughton’s free-tailed bat, a threatened species on the verge of extinction.

Rollapadu Great Indian Bustard Bird sanctuary

Rollapadu Great Indian Bustard Bird sanctuary was set up in 1987 in an area of 6.14 square km near Nandikotkur in Kurnool district of  Andhra Pradesh. The rare giant bird, Great Indian Bustard, is currently facing deep trouble due to ecological changes and their populations have also dwindled. As the alarm bells are ringing, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest, Bombay Natural History Society, World Wide Fund for nature and State forest department have launched a unique Species Recovery Programme to save the Great Indian Bustard, which will continue for decade.

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