Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over an area of around 53 sq km, houses various species of birds, animals, reptiles and plants. It is located between the Murud and Roha Talukas of the Raigad District. Situated between the Western Coast and Northern Sahyadri Range, it used to be a hunting place for the Siddhi Nawab of the Janjira State. It is believed that within the premises of the sanctuary, many water bodies and roads were built by him. For this purpose, many villages were also evacuated.This wildlife sanctuary is home to numerous species of fauna like sambar, panther, barking deer and wild boar. Bird lovers can catch sight of about 148 species of birds in the sanctuary. Species like black eagle, pied hornbill, malkoha and forest wagtail are prominent at this sanctuary. In addition to these, bird species like yellow footed green pigeon, flycatcher, and Lora and plum headed parakeet can also be found at this sanctuary.Apart from birds and animals, this sanctuary is also home to about 710 species of plants like teak, ficus and many others. One can also find numerous medicinal plants like Clitoria biflora and Ramphicapa longifolia in this sanctuary. A variety of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes can also be spotted at this sanctuary along with the different species of butterflies like black prince, blue Mormon and common map.