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List of Biosphere Reserves in India

Nov 22, 2018 14:36 IST
    List of Biosphere Reserves in India

    A biosphere reserve is an ecosystem with plants and animals of unusual scientific and natural interest. 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).

    Biosphere Reserves in India

    1. Achankamar- Amarkantak

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

    2. Agasthyamalai

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

    3. Cold Desert

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

    4. Dehang- Debang

    Location: Part of Siang and Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.

    5. Dibru- Saikhowa

    Location: Part of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia Districts (Assam)

    Project Tiger Reserves of India

    6. Great Nicobar

    Location: Southern most islands of Andaman & Nicobar.

    7. Gulf of Mannar

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

    8. Kachchh

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

    9. Khang Chendzonga

    Location: Parts of Khang Chenzonga hills and Sikkim.

    10. Manas

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

    Elephant Reserves of India

    11. Nanda Devi

    Location: Part of Chamoli, Pithoragarh and  Bageshwar districts (Uttarakhand)

    12. Nilgiri

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

    13. Nokrek

    Location: Part of Garo Hills (Meghalya)

    14. Seshachalam Hills

    Location:  Covering parts of Chittor and Kadapa districts of  Andhra Pradesh

    15. Simlipal

    Location: Part of Mayurbhanj district (Orissa)

    16. Sunderban

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

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    List of Biosphere Reserves in India

    Name of Biosphere Reserves

    Location

    Achankamar- Amarkantak

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

    Agasthyamalai

    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)

    Kachchh

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

    Khang Chendzonga

    Parts of Khang Chenzonga hills and Sikkim.

    Manas

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

    Nanda Devi

    Part of Chamoli, Pithoragarh and  Bageshwar districts (Uttarakhand)

    Nilgiri

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

    Nokrek

    Part of Garo Hills (Meghalya)

    Seshachalam Hills

    Covering parts of Chittor and Kadapa districts of  Andhra Pradesh

    Simlipal

    Part of Mayurbhanj district (Orissa)

    Sunderban

    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.

    Environment & Ecology: A Complete Study Material

    Imgae source: www.cpreec.org

    Date Source: www.unesco.org ; and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Govt. of India)

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