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List of Biosphere Reserves in India

06-OCT-2016 18:09

    The International Co-ordinating Council (ICC) of UNESCO introduced the designation of ‘Biosphere reserve’ for natural areas in November, 1971. After their designation, biosphere reserves remain under national sovereign jurisdiction, yet they share their experience and ideas nationally, regionally and internationally within the World network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).


    Source: www.cpreec.org

    Here, we are giving the list of Biosphere Reserves in India which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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    List of Biosphere Reserves in India

    Name of Biosphere Reserves


    Achankamar- Amarkantak

    Covers parts of Anupur and Dindori districts of Madhya Pradesh and parts Bilaspur districts of Chhattisgarh.


    Neyyyar, Peppara and Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuaries and their adjoining areas in Kerala.

    Cold Desert

    Pin Valley National Park and surroundings; Chandratal and Sarchu & Kibber Wildlife in Himachal Pradesh.

    Dehang- Debang

    Part of Siang and Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.

    Dibru- Saikhowa

    Part of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia Districts (Assam)

    Great Nicobar

    Southern most islands of Andaman & Nicobar.

    Gulf of Mannar

    Indian part of Gulf of Mannar between India and Srilanka (Tamil Nadu)


    Part of Katchchh, Rajkot, Surendra Nagar and Patan Civil Districts of Gujarat State.

    Khang Chendzonga

    Parts of Khang Chenzonga hills and Sikkim.


    Part of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamprup and Daran districts (Assam)

    Nanda Devi

    Part of Chamoli, Pithoragarh and  Bageshwar districts (Uttarakhand)


    Part Wayanad, Nagarhole, Bandipur and Madumalai, Nilambur, Silent Valley and Siruvani hills (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka)


    Part of Garo Hills (Meghalya)

    Seshachalam Hills

    Covering parts of Chittor and Kadapa districts of  Andhra Pradesh


    Part of Mayurbhanj district (Orissa)


    Part of delta of Ganges and Brahamaputra river system (West bengal)

    The National Biosphere Reserve Programme in India was initiated in 1986 to serve as wider base for conservation of entire range of living resources and their ecological foundations in addition to already established protected area network system. It is this ecological diversity that makes India as one of the mega-diversity regions on the globe. Efforts are on to designate at least one Biosphere Reserve in each of the Bio-geographic Province.

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