List of Bio reserves in India

20-MAR-2014 18:20

    Biosphere reserves are the areas of coastal and terrestrial ecosystems which promote the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.

    No

    Name of the Biosphere

    Reserves and area in Km2

    given in parenthesis

    Date of

    Designation

    Location of the Biosphere Reserve site in

    the State (s)/Union Territory

    1

     

    Nilgiri (5520)

     

    1.8.1986

     

    Part of Wynad, Bandipur, Nagarhole and

    Madumalai, Nilambur, Silent Valley and

    Siruvani hills in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

    2

     

    Nanda Devi (5860.69)

     

    18.1.1988

     

    Part of Pithoragarh, Chamoli and Almora

    Districts in Uttarakhand.

    3

     

    Nokrek (820)

     

    1. 9.1988

     

    Part of West, East & South Garo Hill districts in Meghalaya.

    4

     

    Manas (2837)

     

    14.3. 1989

     

    Part of Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Bongaigaon,

    Nalbari, Darang, Kamprup districts in

    Assam.

    5

     

    Sunderbans (9630)

     

    29.3. 1989

     

    Part of delta of Brahamaputra and Ganges river

    System in West Bengal.

    6

     

    Gulf of Mannar (10500)

    .

    18.2.1989

     

    India part of Gulf of Mannar extending from

    Rameswaram island in North to

    Kanyakumari in South of Tamil Nadu

    7

     

    Great Nicobar (885)

     

    6.1.1989

     

    Southernmost island of Andaman & Nicobar

    Islands

    8

    Similipal (4374)

    21.6.1994

    Part of Mayurbhanj district in Orissa

    9

     

    Dibru-Saikhova (765)

     

    28.7.1997

     

    Part of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts in

    Assam.

    10

    .

     

    Dehang-Dibang (5111.5)

     

    2.9.1998

     

    Part of Upper Siang, Dibang, West Siang

    Valley districts in Arunachal Pradesh

    11

     

     

    Pachmarhi (4981.72)

     

    (Area extended on 30.7.2009)

    3.3.1999

     

    Part of Hoshangabad, Betul and Chhindwara

    districts in Madhya Pradesh.

    12

     

    Khangchendzonga (2619.92)

    7.2.2000

    Part of North and West districts in Sikkim.

    13

    Agasthyamalai (3500.36)

     

     

    12.11.2001

     

    Part of Kanyakumari  and Thirunelveli districts

    in Tamil Nadu and Thiruvanthapuram, Kolla & Pathanmthitta districts in Kerala.

    14

     

     

    Achanakmar- Amarkantak

    (3,835. 51)

     

    30.3.2005

     

    Part of Dindori and Anuppur districts of

    Madhya Pradesh & Bilaspur district of

    Chattisgarh.

    15

     

     

    Kachchh (12,454)

     

    29.1.2008

     

    Part of Rajkot, Kachchh, Surendranagar &

    Patan districts in Gujarat.

    16

     

     

    Cold Desert (7,770)

    .

    28.8.

     

    2009 Pin Valley National Park & surroundings;

    Chandratal and Sarchu; & Kibber Wildlife

    sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh

    17

    Seshachalam (4755.997)

     

    20.9.2010

     

    Seshachalam hill ranges in the Eastern Ghats

    encompassing part of Chittoor & Kadapa

    districts in Andhra Pradesh.

     

    18

     

    Panna (2998.98)

     

    25.8.2011

     

    Part of Panna & Chhattarpur districts in Madhya Pradesh

    Source: http://www.moef.nic.in/

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