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| Last Updated:: 03/08/2020

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 (As on December, 2019)

 

 

S. No.
Protected Area
State Name
Area Square K.M.
Year of Establishment
1
Aimekhi (Japu)
Nagaland
2.05
 
2
Akumen
Nagaland
3.96
 
3
Aokangching (Pangsha Old)
Nagaland
3.50
 
4
Aruakgre
Meghalaya
1.00
2014
5
Atoizu
Nagaland
4.00
 
6
Baladingre
Meghalaya
0.50
2013
7
Balsri Adingi
Meghalaya
0.456
 
8
Bandarigre
Meghalaya
0.67
2013
9
Benreu
Nagaland
30.00
 
10
Bhumbak
Nagaland
6.50
 
11
Bonchu
Nagaland
9.05
 
12
Chandigre
Meghalaya
0.37
2013
13
Chemekong
Nagaland
29.175
 
14
Chenggni
Meghalaya
1.74
 
15
Chimanpara
Meghalaya
0.102
 
16
Chimitap
Meghalaya
22.8
 
17
Chingmelen
Nagaland
10.00
 
18
Chishilimi
Nagaland
3.50
 
19
D. Khel, Kohima Village
Nagaland
3.00
 
20
Dallengggittim
Meghalaya
0.2217
 
21
Dambuk Allonge
Meghalaya
36.6
 
22
Dambuk Jongkol
Meghalaya
2.648
 
23
Dangkipara
Meghalaya
0.025
2014
24
Daribokgre
Meghalaya
1.73
2013
25
Deukwaram
Nagaland
11.20
 
26
Dihoma
Nagaland
2.00
 
27
Dumitdikgre
Meghalaya
0.70
2013
28
Dura Kalkgre
Meghalaya
0.60
2013
29
Eman Asakgre
Meghalaya
0.30
2013
30
Ena Leu (Kingniu)
Nagaland
20.10
 
31
Ethungya Tongti Project (Vikhum)
Nagaland
23.00
 
32
Gariphema
Nagaland
2.65
 
33
Ghotovi
Nagaland
1.30
 
34
Gokagre
Meghalaya
0.1789
 
35
Hakchang
Nagaland
9.32
 
36
Halwa Ambeng
Meghalaya
0.941
 
37
Hekheshe
Nagaland
1.85
 
38
Hovishe Arkha (Yezami)
Nagaland
5.10
 
39
Hukphang
Nagaland
3.00
 
40
Jaksongram
Meghalaya
0.555
 
41
Jingru Luyong (Alisopur)
Nagaland
15.00
 
42
Jirang Com R
Meghalaya
2.00
2014
43
Jotsoma
Nagaland
5.00
 
44
Ka Khloo Langdoh Kur Pyrtuh
Meghalaya
0.154
2014
45
Ka Khloo Pohblai Mooshutia
Meghalaya
0.335
2014
46
Ka Khloo Thangbru Umsymphu
Meghalaya
0.196
2014
47
Ka Lum Luwe
Meghalaya
0.141
 
48
Kadalundi Vallikkunnu
Kerala
1.50
2007
49
Kanjang
Nagaland
1.00
 
50
Kekhazong (Hurong)
Nagaland
4.50
 
51
Keshopur Chhamb
Punjab
3.40
2007
52
Kezoma
Nagaland
2.65
 
53
Khekiye
Nagaland
2.50
 
54
Khloo Amrawan
Meghalaya
1.29
2015
55
Khloo Blai Chyrmang Sein Raij Kongwasan Chyrmang Kwai
Meghalaya
0.07
 
56
Khloo Blai Ka Raij U Landoh longlang
Meghalaya
0.15
2016
57
Khloo Blai Kongwasan Khloo Blai Chyrmang
Meghalaya
0.07
2014
58
Khloo Blai Sein Raij Tuber
Meghalaya
0.965
2014
59
Khonoma
Nagaland
2.65
 
60
Khrieyalienuomaiko
Nagaland
2.65
 
61
Khrokhropfu - Lephori
Nagaland
6.15
 
62
Khudei
Nagaland
4.80
 
63
Khutur
Nagaland
4.89
 
64
Khwuma Khel Jotsoma
Nagaland
3.00
 
65
Kidema
Nagaland
2.65
 
66
Kigwema
Nagaland
2.65
 
67
Kikruma
Nagaland
1.100
 
68
Kilo Old
Nagaland
2.00
 
69
Kitmadamgre
Meghalaya
0.70
2014
70
Kiyelho
Nagaland
3.00
 
71
Kokkare Bellur
Karnataka
3.12
2007
72
Kpoh Eijah Com R
Meghalaya
0.17
2014
73
Lalwan
Punjab
12.67
2007
74
Lawbah Com R
Meghalaya
2.10
2014
75
Liangmain (Wui)
Nagaland
25.00
 
76
Litem
Nagaland
1.60
 
77
Lizuto
Nagaland
2.50
 
78
Longra
Nagaland
2.275
 
79
Longtang
Nagaland
5.80
 
80
Longtoker
Nagaland
30.00
 
81
Lotnagar
Meghalaya
0.456
 
82
Lotovi
Nagaland
1.00
 
83
Lotsu
Nagaland
10.00
 
84
Lum Jusong Com R
Meghalaya
0.70
2014
85
Lumkohkriah Com R
Meghalaya
6.11
2014
86
Luzaphuhu
Nagaland
14.00
 
87
Mandalgre
Meghalaya
0.50
2013
88
Matchirampat
Meghalaya
0.217
 
89
Mezoma
Nagaland
2.85
 
90
Miewsyiar Com R
Meghalaya
0.87
2014
91
Mikadogre
Meghalaya
0.01
2013
92
Molungkimong
Nagaland
10.00
 
93
Mongalgre
Meghalaya
0.20
2014
94
Morakjo
Nagaland
6.50
 
95
Mpai Namci
Nagaland
20.00
 
96
Naltoqa (Yezami)
Nagaland
5.25
 
97
Namen Min (Khar)
Nagaland
15.00
 
98
Nerhema Perazatsa
Nagaland
20.00
 
99
Nerhema Yaoke
Nagaland
20.00
 
100
Nian
Nagaland
2.00
 
101
Nikwatgre
Meghalaya
0.495
 
102
Noksen
Nagaland
1.00
 
103
Nongsangu Com R
Meghalaya
1.00
2014
104
Nongumiang
Meghalaya
0.31
2003
105
Old Jalukie
Nagaland
3.70
 
106
Phudja-ud
Meghalaya
1.20
2014
107
Piphema “A”
Nagaland
1.00
 
108
Piphema “B”
Nagaland
2.80
 
109
Pukhato
Nagaland
1.40
 
110
Raid Nongbri
Meghalaya
0.70
2014
111
Raid Nonglyngdoh/ Pdah Kyndeng
Meghalaya
0.75
2014
112
Rangkang
Nagaland
5.15
 
113
Resu Haluapra
Meghalaya
0.50
2014
114
Rewak Daburam
Meghalaya
0.183
 
115
Rewak Watregittim
Meghalaya
0.098
 
116
Rongalgre
Meghalaya
0.165
 
117
Rongcheng
Meghalaya
2.356
 
118
Rongma Paromgre
Meghalaya
0.62
2013
119
Rongma Rekmangre
Meghalaya
1.92
2013
120
Ryngibah
Meghalaya
0.80
2014
121
Ryngud
Meghalaya
5.22
2014
122
Sakalgre
Meghalaya
1.22
2013
123
Sakhabama
Nagaland
2.50
 
124
Sangdak
Nagaland
5.09
 
125
Sasatgre
Meghalaya
0.60
2013
126
Scaly-Mopungchuket
Nagaland
15.00
 
127
Sekai (Konya)
Nagaland
18.00
 
128
Selbalgre
Meghalaya
0.20
2013
129
Sele Aoyang Khanshu (Tuensang P. Khel)
Nagaland
4.90
 
130
Shitsuasulu (Akhoya)
Nagaland
10.00
 
131
Siju Duramong-I
Meghalaya
0.768
 
132
Siju Duramong-II
Meghalaya
25.1
 
133
Siswan
Punjab
12.95
2017
134
Sitap
Nagaland
1.50
 
135
Taidang
Meghalaya
1.214
 
136
Tamlu
Nagaland
2.00
 
137
Teyozwu Saku (P. Khel of Viswema)
Nagaland
5.00
 
138
Thamushui (Chingmei)
Nagaland
15.00
 
139
Thangkharang
Meghalaya
1.11
2014
140
Thokpara
Meghalaya
0.30
 
141
Tokugha
Nagaland
1.85
 
142
Tsecu (Piphewa Old)
Nagaland
5.00
 
143
Tsekhwelu
Nagaland
8.00
 
144
Tsiepama
Nagaland
3.325
 
145
Tsuruhu
Nagaland
2.70
 
146
Tuophema Village
Nagaland
2.50
 
147
Tutheze
Nagaland
1.62
 
148
Tutim (Kengjong)
Nagaland
10.00
 
149
Umsum Pitcher Plant
Meghalaya
0.40
2014
150
Upper Dosogre
Meghalaya
0.19691
 
151
Uza Zuzong (Langkok)
Nagaland
1.87
 
152
Viswema
Nagaland
2.65
 
153
Viyixe
Nagaland
2.65
 
154
Wakchin Chingla
Nagaland
30.00
 
155
Waromung
Nagaland
3.00
 
156
Yali
Nagaland
14.00
 
157
Yangpi
Nagaland
3.0007
 
158
Yaongyimchen
Nagaland
8.00
 
159
Yehemi
Nagaland
7.49
 
160
Yongshei
Nagaland
1.50
 
161
Yonyu
Nagaland
4.80
 
162
Zhanuolie (Chichewa)
Nagaland
0.51
 
163
Zurutongtchu Project Land Owner Committee
Nagaland
10.00
 
 

 

Source: National Wildlife Database, Wildlife Institute of India

 

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