Conservation Reserves

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conservation-reserves

Conservation reserves in India are terms denoting protected areas of India

Conservation reserves in India are terms denoting protected areas of India which typically act as buffer zones to or connectors and migration corridors between established national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserved and protected forests of India.

Such areas are designated as conservation areas if they are uninhabited and completely owned by the Government of India but used for subsistence by communities and community areas if part of the lands are privately owned.

These protected area categories were first introduced in the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act of 2002 − the amendment to the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

These categories were added because of reduced protection in and around existing or proposed protected areas due to private ownership of land, and land use.

Conservation Reserves –   State-wise break up (As on January, 2018)

State Sr .No. Name Area (km2) District
Gujarat 1. Chharidhandh Wetland 227 Kachchh
Haryana 2. Bir Bara Ban 4.19 Jind
  3. Saraswati 44.53 Kurukshetra & Kaithal
Himachal Pradesh 4. Darlaghat 0.67 Solan
5. Shilli 1.49 Solan
6. Shri Naina Devi 17.01 Bilaspur
Jammu & Kashmir 7. Ajas (WL) 1 Bandipora
8. Ajas 48 Bandipora
9. Bahu 19.75 Jammu
10. Boodh Karbu 12 Kargil
11. Brain-Nishat 15.75 Srinagar
12. Chatlam, Pampore (WL) 0.25 Pulwama
13. Gharana (WL) 0.75 Jammu
14. Hokera (Ramsar Site) (WL) 13.75 Srinagar
15. Hygam (WL) 7.25 Baramula
16. Jawahar Tunnel 18 Doda
17. Khanagund 15 Pulwama
18. Khimber/Dara/Sharazbal 34 Srinagar
19. Khiram 15.75 Anantnag
20. Khonmoh 67 Pulwama
21. Khrew 50.25 Pulwama
22. Kukarian (WL) 24.25 Jammu
23. Malgam (WL) 4.5 Baramula
24. Manibugh (WL) 4.5 Pulwama
25. Mirgund (WL) 4 Budgam
26. Naganari 22.25 Baramula
27. Nanga (WL) 15.25 Jammu
28. Narkara (WL) 3.25 Budgam
29. Norrichain (WL) 2 Leh
30. Panyar 10 Pulwama
31. Pargwal (WL) 49.25 Jammu
32. Sabu 15 Leh
33. Sangral-Asa Chak (WL) 7 Jammu
34. Shallabugh (WL) 16 Srinagar
35. Shikargah 15.5 Pulwama
36. Sudhmahadev 142.25 Udhampur
37. Thein 19 Kathua
38. Tsomoiri (Ramsar Site) (WL) 120 Leh
39. Wangat/Chatergul 12 Srinagar
40. Zaloora, Harwan 25.25 Srinagar
Karnataka 41. Afghanashini 299.52 Uttara Kannanda
  42. Ankasamudra Birds 0.9826 Ballari
43. Bedthi 57.3 Uttara Kannanda
44. Bankapur Peacock 0.56 Haveri
45. Basur Amruth Mahal Kaval 7.36 Chikmagalur
46. Hornbill Con Res 52.5 Uttara Kannanda
47. Jayamangali Blackbuck 3.23 Tumkur
48. Kappathagudda 178.72 Gadag
49. Magadi Kere 0.54 Gadag
50. Melapura Bee Eater Bird 0.0318 Mandya
51.. Puttenahalli Lake Birds 0.15
52. Shalmale Ripariam Bio-System 4.89 N.A
53. Thungabhadra Otter 34 km (length) Bellary & Koppal
54. Thimlapura 17.38 Tumkur
Maharashtra 55. Bhorkada (Bhorgad) 3.49 Nashik
56. Kolamarka 180.72 Gadchiroli
Punjab 57. Rakh Sarai Amanat Khan 4.95 Taran Taran
58. Ropar Wetland 2.11 Ropar
59. Ranjit Sagar 18.65 Gurdaspur
60. Beas River 0.00 Hosiarpur, Gurdaspur, Kapurthala, Ferozpur
Rajasthan 61. Bisalpur 48.31 Tonk
  62. Jor Beed Gadwala Bikaner 56.47 Bikaner
  63. Sundha Mata 117.49 Jalore, Sirohi
  64. Gudha Vishnoi 2.32 Jodhpur
  65. Shakambhari 131.00 Sikar & Jhunjhunu
66. Umedganj Bird 2.72 Kota
67. Jawai Band Leopard 19.79 Pali
68. Gogelao 3.58 Nagaur
69. Rotu 0.73 Nagaur
70. Bir Jhunjhunu 10.47 Jhunjhunu
Tamil Nadu 71. Tiruppadaimarathur 0.03 Tirunelveli
72. Suchindrum-Theroor-Managudi 4.85 Kanyakumari
Uttarakhand 73. Asan Wetland 4.444 Dehradun
  74. Jhilmi Jheel 37.84 Haridwar
75. Pawalgarh 58.25 Nainital
76. Naina Devi Himalayan Bird 111.90 Nainital
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Source: Wildlife Institute of India

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