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| Last Updated:: 05/07/2017

Community Reserves

(Photo: Lalwan Community Reserve, Gitanjali Kanwar)

 

 

What is Community Reserves

Conservation reserves and community 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.

 

 

EXISTING COMMUNITY RESERVES IN INDIA (As on July, 2017)

 

 

State S. No. Name of Community Reserve Year Area
Karnataka 1 Kokkare Bellur Com R 2007 3.12
Kerala 2 Kadalundi Vallikkunnu Com R 2007 1.50
Meghalaya 3 Kpoh Eijah Com R 2014 0.17
Meghalaya 4 Miewsyiar Com R 2014 0.87
Meghalaya 5 Umsum Pitcher Plant Com R 2014 0.40
Meghalaya 6 Lumkohkriah Com R 2014 6.11
Meghalaya 7 Ryngud Com R 2014 5.22
Meghalaya 8 Thangkharang Com R 2014 1.11
Meghalaya 9 Nongsangu Com R 2014 1.00
Meghalaya 10 Raid Nongbri Com R 2014 0.70
Meghalaya 11 Lum Jusong Com R 2014 0.70
Meghalaya 12 Jirang Com R 2014 2.00
Meghalaya 13 Raid Nonglyngdoh/ Pdah Kyndeng Com R 2014 0.75
Meghalaya 14 Phudja-ud Com R 2014 1.20
Meghalaya 15 Lawbah Com R 2014 2.10
Meghalaya 16 Ryngibah Com R 2014 0.80
Meghalaya 17 Mongalgre Com R 2014 0.20
Meghalaya 18 Dangkipara Com R 2014 0.025
Meghalaya 19 Aruakgre Com R 2014 1.00
Meghalaya 20 Resu Haluapra Com R 2014 0.50
Meghalaya 21 Kitmadamgre Com R 2014 0.70
Meghalaya 22 Ka Khloo Thangbru Umsymphu Com R 2014 0.196
Meghalaya 23 Ka Khloo Pohblai Mooshutia Com R 2014 0.335
Meghalaya 24 Ka Khloo Langdoh Kur Pyrtuh Com R 2014 0.154
Meghalaya 25 Baladingre Com R 2013 0.5
Meghalaya 26 Bandarigre Com R 2013 0.67
Meghalaya 27 Chandigre Com R 2013 0.37
Meghalaya 28 Daribokgre Com R 2013 1.73
Meghalaya 29 Dumitdikgre Com R 2013 0.7
Meghalaya 30 Dura Kalkgre Com R 2013 0.6
Meghalaya 31 Eman Asakgre Com R 2013 0.3
Meghalaya 32 Khloo Amrawan Com R 2015 1.29
Meghalaya 33 Khloo Blai Ka Raij U Landoh longlang Com R 2016 0.15
Meghalaya 34 Khloo Blai Kongwasan Khloo Blai Chyrmang Com R 2014 0.07
Meghalaya 35 Khloo Blai Sein Raij Tuber Com R 2014 0.965
Meghalaya 36 Mandalgre Com R 2013 0.5
Meghalaya 37 Mikadogre Com R 2013 0.01
Meghalaya 38 Nongumiang Com R 2003 0.31
Meghalaya 39 Rongma Paromgre Com R 2013 0.62
Meghalaya 40 Rongma Rekmangre Com R 2013 1.92
Meghalaya 41 Sakalgre Com R 2013 1.22
Meghalaya 42 Sasatgre Com R 2013 0.6
Meghalaya 43 Selbalgre Com R 2013 0.2
Punjab 44 Keshopur Chhamb Com R 2007 3.40
Punjab 45 Lalwan Com R 2007 12.67

 

Source: Wildlife Institute of India

 

 

  • Checklist Poster of birds in Keshopur Chhamb Community Reserve, Gurdaspur, Punjab. Source: WWF India  (download pdf size: 1,645 kb