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| Last Updated:: 16/02/2016

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 February, 2016)

 

State

S. No.

Name

Year of Estd.

Area (km2)

Distt.

 Punjab

1.

Keshopur Chhamb

2007

3.40

Gurdaspur

 

2.

Lalwan

2007

12.67

Hoshiarpur

Kerala

3.

Kadalundi

2007

1.50

Malappuram

Karnataka

4.

Kokkare Bellur

2007

3.12

Mandya

Meghalaya

5.

Ka Khloo Thangbru Umsymphu

2014

0.196

East Jaintia Hills

 

6.

Ka Khloo Pohblai Mooshutia

2014

0.335

East Jaintia Hills

 

7.

Ka Khloo Langdoh Kur Pyrtuh

2014

0.154

West Jaintia Hills

 

8.

Nongsangu

2014

1.00

Ri-bhoi

 

9.

Raid Nongbri

2014

0.70

Ri-bhoi

 

10.

Lum Jusong

2014

0.70

Ri-bhoi

 

11.

Jirang

2014

2.00

Ri-bhoi

 

12.

Raid Nonglyngdoh/ Pdah Kyndeng

2014

0.75

Ri-bhoi

 

13.

Phudja-ud

2014

1.20

South West Khasi Hills

 

14.

Lawbah

2014

2.10

East Khasi Hills

 

15.

Ryngibah

2014

0.80

East Khasi Hills

 

16.

Mongalgre

2014

0.20

West Garo Hills

 

17.

Dangkipara

2014

0.025

South Garo Hills

 

18.

Aruakgre

2014

1.00

North Garo Hills

 

19.

Resu Haluapra

2014

0.50

North Garo Hills

 

20.

Kitmadamgre

2014

0.70

North Garo Hills

 

21.

Kpoh Eijah

2014

0.17

West Khasi Hills

 

22.

Miewsyiar

2014

0.87

West Khasi Hills

 

23.

Umsum Pitcher Plant

2014

0.40

South West Khasi Hills

 

24.

Lumkohkriah

2014

6.11

South West Khasi Hills

 

25.

Ryngud

2014

5.22

East Khasi Hills

 

26.

Thangkharang

2014

1.11

East Khasi Hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Area (sq km)

46.93

 

 

 

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