Animal and Plants Sanctuaries around the world


The love for animals is a natural love for human beings. Children feel it and human beings express it in one of the noblest service projects: Animal Sanctuaries.

Shrii Prabhat Sarkar expressed the need for such projects around the world and Ananda Marga as a universal society resonates with all the people which support them:

“But animals should only be killed when they directly endanger human life. It follows from this that you should not kill animals in their natural habitat. In the forests there are many lions, tigers, snakes, etc., but such creatures should not be killed in their natural environment because there they pose no threat to human life. Although it is the nature of some tigers to attack human beings, all tigers should not be killed simply for this reason. We must not forget that it is also the duty of human beings to build sanctuaries for dying animals and endangered species of animals and plants. This is the practical approach of the living philosophy of Neohumanism. This is the approach of Neohumanism to animal and plant life.” (Prout and Neohumanism)

“Pisciculture should also be developed in ponds and lakes. The fish help to keep the water clean and the level constant because their breathing creates water and carbon dioxide. The fish inhale oxygen along with water vapor from the atmosphere as well as dissolved oxygen from the water. They synthesize water which is exhaled into the lake. This helps to keep the water in the lake at a constant level. If many fish live in a lake, hundreds and even thousands of gallons of water will be added to the size of the lake in the course of time. Each lake should also have an attached bird sanctuary because the fish provide food for the birds.” (Lakeside and Riverside Plantations)

“Besides these common points, there are some special features of Master Units which should also be implemented:…11.A sanctuary.”BABA
“KánanaKan/kán + lyut́ with elongated vowel gives us the word kánana. Etymologically it means something that shines or that is worth seeing. The first na can be either dental na or retroflex ńa but the end na must be dental na. The extended meanings of the word are:- a planned forest- a planned park. If a sanctuary for birds and animals is not properly planned, it should better be called a nirbhayárańya [a forest where birds and beasts can move without fear] rather than nirbhaykánan.” (Discourse 21, Shabda Cayaniká Part 4)

See here some sites and articles dedicated to animal sanctuaries:

Why Animal Sanctuaries are needed

10 Animal Sanctuaries to visit around the world

Sanctuary federation

10 wild animals sanctuaries to support