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| Last Updated:: 23/06/2017

Conservation Reserves

(Photo: V.B. Mathur, Asan Wetland, Uttarakhand)

What is Conservation 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.

 

 State-wise break up of Conservation Reserves (As on June, 2017)

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
Rajasthan 58. Bisalpur 48.31 Tonk
  59. Jor Beed Gadwala Bikaner 56.47 Bikaner
  60. Sundha Mata 117.49 Jalore, Sirohi
  61. Gudha Vishnoi 2.32 Jodhpur
  62. Shakambhari  131.00 Sikar & Jhunjhunu
  63. Umedganj Bird 2.72 Kota
  64. Jawai Band Leopard 19.79 Pali
  65. Gogelao 3.58 Nagaur
  66. Rotu 0.73 Nagaur
  67. Bir Jhunjhunu 10.47 Jhunjhunu
Tamil Nadu 68. Tiruppadaimarathur 0.03 Tirunelveli
  69. Suchindrum-Theroor-Managudi 4.85 Kanyakumari
Uttarakhand 70. Asan Wetland 4.444 Dehradun
  71. Jhilmi Jheel 37.84 Haridwar
  72. Pawalgarh 58.25 Nainital
  73. Naina Devi Himalayan Bird 111.90 Nainital

Source: Wildlife Institute of India