List of Bio reserves in India

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