LIST OF BIOSPHERE RESERVES IN INDIA

In this post,we have shared list of Biosphere Reserves in India and explained the difference between a National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary and Biosphere Reserve.

LIST OF BIOSPHERE RESERVES IN INDIA

Difference between a National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary and Biosphere Reserve

Name Objectives Features
National Parks Conservation of species of a habitat with minimal or very low intensity of human activity No human resides in the Park, other than a public servant on duty and permitted person by the Chief Wildlife Warden
Sanctuaries Conservation of species and habitats by manipulative management No human resides in the Sanctuary, other than a public servant on duty and permitted person by the Chief Wildlife Warden
Biosphere Reserves Conservation of the natural resources and for the improvement of the relationship between man and the environment therein Both natural and human-influenced ecosystems, substantial human settlements

Biosphere Reserves in India

Name of Biosphere Reserve
Location(States)
Nilgiri Part of Wayanad Nagar, Nagarhole, Bandipur andMadumalai, Nilambur, Silent Valley and Siruvani hills (Tamil Nadu, kerala and Karnataka)
Nanda devi Part of Chamuli, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar districts (Uttarakhand)
Nokrek Pat of Garo hills(Meghalaya)
Great Nicobar Southern most islands of Andaman and Nicobar
Gulf of Mannar Indian Part of Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka (Tamil Nadu)
Manas Part of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamprup and Darang districts (Assam)
Sunderbans Part of Delta of Ganges and Brahmaputra river system (West Bengal)
Simlipal Part of Mayurbhanj(Odisha)
Dibru-Saikhowa Partof Dibrugarh and Tinsukia Districts (Assam)
Dehang – Dibang Part of Siang and Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh
Panchmarhi Partd of Betul,Hoshangabad and Chindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh
Kanchanjunga Parts of Kanchanjunga hills and Sikkim
Agasthyamalai Neyyar, Peppara and Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuaries and their adjoining areas in Kerala
Achanakamar-Amarkantak Covers parts of Anupur and Dindori districts of M.P. and parts of Bilaspur disricts of Chhattisgarh State
Kachchh Partof Kachchh, Rajkot, Surendra Nagar and Patan Civil Districts of Gujarat States
Cold Desert Pin valley National Park and surroundings; Chandratal and Sarchu and Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh
Seshachalam Hills Seshachalam Hill ranges covering parts of Chittoor and Kadapa districts of Andhra Pradesh
Panna Part of Panna and Chhattarpur districts in Madhya Pradesh

Note: Nanda Devi, Manas, Sunderbans, Kanchanjunga are World Heritage Sites.

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