Biosphere Reserves of India


Map of Biosphere Reserves in India

Map of Biosphere Reserves in India
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Biosphere reserves of India (area wise)



YearNameLocationStateTypeKey faunaArea (km2)
1986Nilgiri Biosphere ReservePart of Waynad, Nagarhole, Bandipur andMudumalai, Nilambur, Silent ValleyTamil Nadu,Kerala andKarnatakaWestern GhatsNilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque5520
1988Nanda Devi National Park & Biosphere ReserveParts of Chamoli District, Pithoragarh District &Bageshwar DistrictUttarakhandWesternHimalayasSnow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear5860
1989Gulf of MannarIndian part of Gulf of Mannar extending from Rameswaram island in the North to Kanyakumari in the South of Tamil Nadu andSri LankaTamil NaduCoastsDugong or sea cow10500
1988NokrekIn west Garo HillsMeghalayaEast HimalayasRed panda820
1989SundarbansPart of delta of Ganges and Brahmaputra river systemWest BengalGangetic DeltaRoyal Bengal tiger9630
1989ManasPart of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta,Nalbari, Kamrup and Darrang DistrictsAssamEast HimalayasGolden langur, red panda2837
1994SimlipalPart of Mayurbhanj districtOdishaDeccan PeninsulaGaur, royal Bengal tiger, elephant4374
1998Dihang-DibangPart of Siang and Dibang ValleyArunachal PradeshEastern HimalayaMishmi Takin, Musk Deer5112
1999Pachmarhi Biosphere ReserveParts of Betul District, Hoshangabad Districtand Chhindwara DistrictMadhya PradeshSemi-AridGiant squirrel, flying squirrel4981.72
2005Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere ReservePart of Annupur, Dindori and Bilaspur districtsMadhya Pradesh,ChhattisgarhMaikala HillsFour-horned antelope, Indian wild dog,Sarus crane, White-rumped vulture,Philautus sanctisilvaticus (Sacred grove bush frog)3835
2008Great Rann of KutchPart of Kutch, Rajkot, Surendranagar and Patan DistrictsGujaratDesertIndian wild ass12454
2009Cold DesertPin Valley National Park and surroundings;Chandratal and Sarchu & Kibber Wildlife SancturaryHimachal PradeshWesternHimalayasSnow leopard7770
2000KhangchendzongaParts of KangchenjungaSikkimEast HimalayasSnow leopard, red panda2620
2001Agasthyamalai Biosphere ReserveNeyyar, Peppara and Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary and their adjoining areasKerala,Tamil NaduWestern GhatsNilgiri tahr, elephants3500.08
1989Great Nicobar Biosphere ReserveSouthern most islands of Andaman and Nicobar IslandsAndaman and Nicobar IslandsIslandsSaltwater crocodile885
1997Dibru-SaikhowaPart of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districtsAssamEast HimalayasGolden langur765
2010Seshachalam HillsSeshachalam Hill Ranges covering parts of Chittoor and Kadapa districtsAndhra PradeshEastern GhatsSlender Loris4755
2011PannaPart of Panna District and Chhatarpur DistrictMadhya PradeshCatchment Area of the Ken RiverTiger, chital, chinkara, sambhar and sloth bear2998.98


Last Updated on : April 12, 2017

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