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| Last Updated:: 03/08/2020

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.

 

List of Conservation Reserves (as on December, 2019)

 
S. No.
Protected Area
State Name
Area Square K.M.
Year of Establishment
1
Ajas
Jammu & Kashmir
48.00
2008
2
Ajas (WL) 
Jammu & Kashmir
1.00
2008
3
Anjneri
Maharashtra
5.69
 
4
Ankasamudra Birds
Karnataka
0.9826
2017
5
Asan Wetland
Uttarakhand
4.44
2005
6
Bahu
Jammu & Kashmir
19.75
2008
7
Bankapur Peacock
Karnataka
0.56
2006
8
Basur Amruth Mahal Kaval
Karnataka
7.37
2011
9
Beas River
Punjab
N.A.
2017
10
Bedthi
Karnataka
57.30
2011
11
Bhorkada (Bhorgad)
Maharashtra
3.49
2008
12
Bir Bara Ban
Haryana
4.19
2007
13
Bir Jhunjhunu
Rajasthan
10.47
2012
14
Bisalpur
Rajasthan
48.31
2008
15
Boodh Karbu
Ladakh
12.00
2008
16
Brain-Nishat
Jammu & Kashmir
15.75
2008
17
Chatlam, Pampore (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
0.25
2008
18
Chharidhandh Wetland
Gujarat
227.00
2008
19
Darlaghat
Himachal Pradesh
0.67
1962
20
Deul
West Bengal
10.50
 
21
Garpanchkot
West Bengal
1340.34
 
22
Gharana (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
0.75
2008
23
Gogelo
Rajasthan
3.58
2012
24
Gudha Bisnoiyan
Rajasthan
2.31
2011
25
Hijli
West Bengal
15.50
 
26
Hokera (Ramsar Site) (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
13.75
2008
27
Hornbill
Karnataka
52.50
2011
28
Hygam (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
7.25
2008
29
Jawahar Tunnel
Jammu & Kashmir
18.00
2008
30
Jawai Bandh Leopard
Rajasthan
19.79
2013
31
Jayamangali Blackbuck
Karnataka
3.23
2007
32
Jhilmi Jheel
Uttarakhand
37.84
2005
33
Jor Beed Gadwala Bikaner
Rajasthan
56.47
2008
34
Khanagund
Jammu & Kashmir
15.00
2008
35
Khetri Bansyal
Rajasthan
70.18
 
36
Khimber/Dara/Sharazbal
Jammu & Kashmir
34.00
2008
37
Khiram
Jammu & Kashmir
15.75
2008
38
Khonmoh
Jammu & Kashmir
67.00
2008
39
Khrew Con R
Jammu & Kashmir
50.25
2008
40
Kolamarka
Maharashtra
180.72
2013
41
Kukarian (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
24.25
2008
42
Magadi Kere
Karnataka
0.54
2015
43
Malgam (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
4.50
2008
44
Mamdapur
Maharashtra
54.46
 
45
Manibugh (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
4.50
2008
46
Melapura Bee Eater Bird
Karnataka
0.0318
2015
47
Mirgund (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
4.00
2008
48
Muktai Bhavani
Maharashtra
122.74
 
49
Mukutmanipur
West Bengal
43.70
 
50
Naganari
Jammu & Kashmir
22.25
2008
51
Naina Devi Himalayan Bird
Uttarakhand
111.92
2015
52
Nanga (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
15.25
2008
53
Narkara (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
3.25
2008
54
Norrichain (WL)
Ladakh
2.00
2008
55
Panyar
Jammu & Kashmir
10.00
2008
56
Pargwal (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
49.25
2008
57
Pawalgarh
Uttarakhand
58.25
2012
58
Puttenahalli Lake Birds
Karnataka
0.15
2015
59
Rakh Sarai Amanat Khan
Punjab
4.95
2010
60
Ranjit Sagar
Punjab
18.65
2017
61
Ropar Wetland
Punjab
2.11
2017
62
Rotu
Rajasthan
0.73
2012
63
Sabu
Ladakh
15.00
2008
64
Sangral-Asa Chak (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
7.00
2008
65
Saraswati
Haryana
44.53
2007
66
Shakambhari
Rajasthan
131.00
2012
67
Shallabugh (WL)
Jammu & Kashmir
16.00
2008
68
Shalmale Riparian Bio-system
Karnataka
4.89
2012
69
Shikargah
Jammu & Kashmir
15.50
2008
70
Shilli
Himachal Pradesh
1.49
1963
71
Naina Devi
Himachal Pradesh
17.01
1982
72
Sling Dong Fairreanum Orchid
Sikkim
0.06
 
73
Suchindrum-Theroor-Managudi
Tamil Nadu
4.85
2015
74
Sudhmahadev
Jammu & Kashmir
142.25
2008
75
Sundha Mata
Rajasthan
117.49
2010
76
Tekonia
West Bengal
5.87
 
77
Thein
Jammu & Kashmir
19.00
2008
78
Thimlapura
Karnataka
17.38
?
79
Thungabhadra Otter
Karnataka
N.A.
2015
80
Tiruppadaimarathur
Tamil Nadu
0.03
2005
81
Toranmal
Maharashtra
93.42
 
82
Tsomoiri (Ramsar Site) (WL)
Ladakh
120.00
2008
83
Umdeganj Bird
Rajasthan
2.72
2012
84
Ummathur
Karnataka
6.08
 
85
Wangat/Chatergul
Jammu & Kashmir
12.00
2008
86
Zaloora, Harwan
Jammu & Kashmir
25.25
2008
 

Source: National Wildlife Database, Wildlife Institute of India