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| Last Updated:: 28/12/2016

Sites of Conservation Importance

Conservation Areas are areas of notable environmental or historical interest or importance which is protected by law against undesirable changes. These areas are conserved by varying levels of legal protection which are given by the policies formulated by the government or global conventions.

 

 Following are the other Conservation Areas in India:

 

Important Conservation Sites in India (as on December, 2016)

Reserves/ Sites

Numbers

Total area
(in Sq.Kms.)

Tiger Reserves

50

71027.10

Elephant Reserves

32

69,582.80

Biosphere Reserves

18

87491.6

RAMSAR Wetland Sites

26

12119.03

Natural World Heritage Sites

07

11755.84

Cultural World Heritage Sites

27

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Mixed World Heritage Sites

01

1784.00

Important Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Areas

107

10773.07

Marine Protected Areas

131

9801.13

Important Bird Areas

467

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Potential Important Bird Areas

96

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