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.

 

List of Community Reserves (May, 2019)

 

State S.No. Name of State/ Protected Area Year of Establishment Area (km2)
Karnataka 1 Kokkare Bellur Com R 2007 3.12417
Kerala 1 Kadalundi Vallikkunnu Com R 2007 1.5
Meghalaya 1 Aruakgre Com R 2014 1
Meghalaya 2 Baladingre Com R 2013 0.5
Meghalaya 3 Balsri Adingi Com R 2017 0.456
Meghalaya 4 Bandarigre Com R 2013 0.67
Meghalaya 5 Chandigre Com R 2013 0.37
Meghalaya 6 Chenggni Com R 2017 1.74
Meghalaya 7 Chimanpara Com R 2016 0.102
Meghalaya 8 Chimitap Com R 2017 22.8
Meghalaya 9 Dallengggittim Com R 2017 0.2217
Meghalaya 10 Dambuk Allonge Com R 2017 36.6
Meghalaya 11 Dambuk Jongkol Com R 2017 2.648
Meghalaya 12 Dangkipara Com R 2014 0.025
Meghalaya 13 Daribokgre Com R 2013 1.73
Meghalaya 14 Dumitdikgre Com R 2013 0.7
Meghalaya 15 Dura Kalkgre Com R 2013 0.6
Meghalaya 16 Eman Asakgre Com R 2013 0.3
Meghalaya 17 Gokagre Com R 2017 0.1789
Meghalaya 18 Halwa Ambeng Com R 2017 0.941
Meghalaya 19 Jaksongram Com R 2017 0.555
Meghalaya 20 Jirang Com R 2014 2
Meghalaya 21 Ka Khloo Langdoh Kur Pyrtuh Com R 2014 0.154
Meghalaya 22 Ka Khloo Pohblai Mooshutia Com R 2014 0.335
Meghalaya 23 Ka Khloo Thangbru Umsymphu Com R 2014 0.196
Meghalaya 24 Ka Lum Luwe Com R 2018 0.141
Meghalaya 25 Khloo Amrawan Com R 2015 1.29
Meghalaya 26 Khloo Blai Chyrmang Sein Raij Kongwasan Chyrmang Kwai Com R 2013 0.07
Meghalaya 27 Khloo Blai Ka Raij U Landoh longlang Com R 2016 0.15
Meghalaya 28 Khloo Blai Kongwasan Khloo Blai Chyrmang 2014 0.07
Meghalaya 29 Khloo Blai Sein Raij Tuber Com R 2014 0.965
Meghalaya 30 Kitmadamgre Com R 2014 0.7
Meghalaya 31 Kpoh Eijah Com R 2014 0.17
Meghalaya 32 Lawbah Com R 2014 2.1
Meghalaya 33 Lotnagar Com R 2017 0.456
Meghalaya 34 Lum Jusong Com R 2014 0.7
Meghalaya 35 Lumkohkriah Com R 2014 6.11
Meghalaya 36 Mandalgre Com R 2013 0.5
Meghalaya 37 Matchirampat Com R 2017 0.217
Meghalaya 38 Miewsyiar Com R 2014 0.87
Meghalaya 39 Mikadogre Com R 2013 0.01
Meghalaya 40 Mongalgre Com R 2014 0.2
Meghalaya 41 Nikwatgre Com R 2017 0.495
Meghalaya 42 Nongsangu Com R 2014 1
Meghalaya 43 Nongumiang Com R 2003 0.31
Meghalaya 44 Phudja-ud Com R 2014 1.2
Meghalaya 45 Raid Nongbri Com R 2014 0.7
Meghalaya 46 Raid Nonglyngdoh/ Pdah Kyndeng Com R 2014 0.75
Meghalaya 47 Resu Haluapra Com R 2014 0.5
Meghalaya 48 Rewak Daburam Com R 2017 0.183
Meghalaya 49 Rewak Watregittim Com R 2017 0.098
Meghalaya 50 Rongalgre Com R 2016 0.165
Meghalaya 51 Rongcheng Com R 2017 2.356
Meghalaya 52 Rongma Paromgre Com R 2013 0.62
Meghalaya 53 Rongma Rekmangre Com R 2013 1.92
Meghalaya 54 Ryngibah Com R 2014 0.8
Meghalaya 55 Ryngud Com R 2014 5.22
Meghalaya 56 Sakalgre Com R 2013 1.22
Meghalaya 57 Sasatgre Com R 2013 0.6
Meghalaya 58 Selbalgre Com R 2013 0.2
Meghalaya 59 Siju Duramong-I Com R 2017 0.768
Meghalaya 60 Siju Duramong-II Com R 2017 25.1
Meghalaya 61 Taidang Com R 2017 1.214
Meghalaya 62 Thangkharang Com R 2014 1.11
Meghalaya 63 Thokpara Com R 2016 0.3
Meghalaya 64 Umsum Pitcher Plant Com R 2014 0.4
Meghalaya 65 Upper Dosogre Com R 2017 0.19691
Nagaland 1 Atoizu Com R 2015 4
Nagaland 2 Benreu Com R 2018 30
Nagaland 3 Bhumbak Com R 2018 6.5
Nagaland 4 Bonchu Com R 2009 9.05
Nagaland 5 Chemekong Com R 2015 29.175
Nagaland 6 Chishilimi Com R 2015 3.5
Nagaland 7 D. Khel, Kohima Village Com R 2015 3
Nagaland 8 Dihoma Com R 2015 2
Nagaland 9 Gariphema Com R 2018 2.65
Nagaland 10 Hukphang Com R 2018 3
Nagaland 11 Jotsoma Com R 2018 5
Nagaland 12 Kanjang Com R 2018 1
Nagaland 13 Kezoma Com R 2018 2.65
Nagaland 14 Khekiye Com R 2015 2.5
Nagaland 15 Khonoma Com R 2018 2.65
Nagaland 16 Khrieyalienuomaiko Com R 2018 2.65
Nagaland 17 Khrokhropfu – Lephori Com R 2009 6.15
Nagaland 18 Khudei Com R 2018 4.8
Nagaland 19 Khutur Com R 2018 4.89
Nagaland 20 Khwuma Khel Jotsoma Com R 2018 3
Nagaland 21 Kidema Com R 2018 2.65
Nagaland 22 Kigwema Com R 2015 2.65
Nagaland 23 Kikruma Com R 2015 1.1
Nagaland 24 Kilo Old Com R 2018 2
Nagaland 25 Kiyelho Com R 2018 3
Nagaland 26 Litem Com R 2018 1.6
Nagaland 27 Lizuto Com R 2015 2.5
Nagaland 28 Longra Com R 2018 2.275
Nagaland 29 Longtang Com R 2018 5.8
Nagaland 30 Lotovi Com R 2018 1
Nagaland 31 Luzaphuhu Com R 2015 14
Nagaland 32 Mezoma Com R 2015 2.85
Nagaland 33 Morakjo Com R 2015 6.5
Nagaland 34 Mpai Namci CR 2018 20
Nagaland 35 Nerhema Perazatsa Com R 2018 20
Nagaland 36 Nerhema Yaoke Com R 2018 20
Nagaland 37 Nian Com R 2018 2
Nagaland 38 Noksen Com R 2018 1
Nagaland 39 Piphema “A” Com R 2018 1
Nagaland 40 Piphema “B” Com R 2018 2.8
Nagaland 41 Rangkang Com R 2018 5.15
Nagaland 42 Sakhabama Com R 2018 2.5
Nagaland 43 Sangdak Com R 2018 5.09
Nagaland 44 Scaly-Mopungchuket Com R 2009 15
Nagaland 45 Sitap Com R 2018 1.5
Nagaland 46 Tamlu Com R 2018 2
Nagaland 47 Tsekhwelu Com R 2015 8
Nagaland 48 Tsiepama Com R 2015 3.325
Nagaland 49 Tsuruhu Com R 2015 2.7
Nagaland 50 Tuophema Village Com R 2018 2.5
Nagaland 51 Viswema Com R 2018 2.65
Nagaland 52 Wakchin Chingla Com R 2018 30
Nagaland 53 Yali Com R 2018 14
Nagaland 54 Yangpi Com R 2018 3.0007
Nagaland 55 Yaongyimchen Com R 2018 8
Nagaland 56 Yongshei Com R 2018 1.5
Nagaland 57 Yonyu Com R 2018 4.8
Punjab 1 Keshopur Chhamb Com R 2007 3.4
Punjab 2 Lalwan Com R 2007 12.67
Punjab 3 Siswan Com R 2017 12.95

Source: National Wildlife Database, Wildlife Institute of India

 

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