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| Last Updated:: 10/05/2019

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 (May, 2019)

 

State S.No. Name of State/ Protected Area Year of Establishment Area (km2)
Gujarat 1 Chharidhandh Con R 2008 227
Haryana 1 Bir Bara Ban Con R 2007 4.19
Haryana 2 Saraswati Plantation Con R 2007 44.53
Himachal Pradesh 1 Darlaghat Con R 2013 0.67
Himachal Pradesh 2 Shilli Con R 2013 1.49
Himachal Pradesh 3 Shri Naina Devi Con R 2013 17.01
Jammu & Kashmir 1 Ajas (WL)  Con R 1945 1
Jammu & Kashmir 2 Ajas Con R 1945 48
Jammu & Kashmir 3 Bahu Con R 1981 19.75
Jammu & Kashmir 4 Boodh Karbu Con R 1981 12
Jammu & Kashmir 5 Brain-Nishat Con R 1945 15.75
Jammu & Kashmir 6 Chatlam, Pampore (WL) Con R 1970 0.25
Jammu & Kashmir 7 Gharana (WL) Con R 1981 0.75
Jammu & Kashmir 8 Hokera (Ramsar Site) (WL) Con R 1945 13.75
Jammu & Kashmir 9 Hygam (WL) Con R 1945 7.25
Jammu & Kashmir 10 Jawahar Tunnel Con R 1981 18
Jammu & Kashmir 11 Khanagund Con R 1945 15
Jammu & Kashmir 12 Khimber/Dara/Sharazbal Con R 1945 34
Jammu & Kashmir 13 Khiram Con R 1945 15.75
Jammu & Kashmir 14 Khonmoh Con R 1945 67
Jammu & Kashmir 15 Khrew Con R 1945 50.25
Jammu & Kashmir 16 Kukarian (WL) Con R 1981 24.25
Jammu & Kashmir 17 Malgam (WL) Con R 1970 4.5
Jammu & Kashmir 18 Manibugh (WL) Con R 1970 4.5
Jammu & Kashmir 19 Mirgund (WL) Con R 1970 4
Jammu & Kashmir 20 Naganari Con R  1981 22.25
Jammu & Kashmir 21 Nanga (WL) Con R 1981 15.25
Jammu & Kashmir 22 Narkara (WL) Con R 1991 3.25
Jammu & Kashmir 23 Norrichain (WL) Con R 1981 2
Jammu & Kashmir 24 Panyar Con R  1945 10
Jammu & Kashmir 25 Pargwal (WL) Con R 1981 49.25
Jammu & Kashmir 26 Sabu Con R 1981 15
Jammu & Kashmir 27 Sangral-Asa Chak (WL) Con R 1981 7
Jammu & Kashmir 28 Shallabugh (WL) Con R 1945 16
Jammu & Kashmir 29 Shikargah Con R 1945 15.5
Jammu & Kashmir 30 Sudhmahadev Con R 1981 142.25
Jammu & Kashmir 31 Thein (WL) Con R 1981 19
Jammu & Kashmir 32 Tsomoiri (Ramsar Site) (WL) Con R 1981 120
Jammu & Kashmir 33 Wangat/Chatergul Con R 1945 12
Jammu & Kashmir 34 Zaloora, Harwan Con R 1970 25.25
Karnataka 1 Aghanashini Con R 2011 299.52
Karnataka 2 Ankasamudra Birds Con R 2017 0.9826
Karnataka 3 Banakapur Con R 2006 0.5627
Karnataka 4 Basur Amruth Mahal Kaval Con R 2011 7.37
Karnataka 5 Bedthi Con R 2011 57.3
Karnataka 6 Hornbill Con R 2011 52.5
Karnataka 7 Jayamangali Blackbuck Con R 2007 3.2328
Karnataka 8 Kappathagudda Con R 2015 178.72
Karnataka 9 Magadi Kere Con R 2015 0.54
Karnataka 10 Melapura Bee Eater Bird Con R 2015 0.0318
Karnataka 11 Puttenahalli Lake Birds Con R  2015 0.15
Karnataka 12 Shalmale Riparian Bio-system Con R 2012 4.89
Karnataka 13 Thimlapura Con R 2016 17.38
Karnataka 14 Thungabhadra Otter Con R 2015 20
Karnataka 15 Ummathur Con R 2017 6.08
Maharashtra 1 Anjneri Con R 2017 5.69
Maharashtra 2 Bhorkada Con R 2008 3.49
Maharashtra 3 Kolamarka Con R 2013 180.72
Maharashtra 4 Mamdapur Con R 2014 54.46
Maharashtra 5 Muktai Bhavani Con R 2014 122.74
Maharashtra 6 Toranmal Con R 2016 93.42
Punjab 1 Beas River Con R 2017 0
Punjab 2 Rakh Sarai Amanat Khan Con R 2010 4.95
Punjab 3 Ranjit Sagar Con R 2017 18.65
Punjab 4 Ropar Wetland Con R 2017 2.11
Rajasthan 1 Bir Jhunjhunu Con R 2012 10.4748
Rajasthan 2 Bisalpur Con R 2008 48.31
Rajasthan 3 Gogelao Con R 2012 3.58
Rajasthan 4 Gudha Bisnoiyan Con R 2011 2.32
Rajasthan 5 Jawai Bandh Leopard Con R 2013 19.7858
Rajasthan 6 Jor Beed Gadwala Bikaner Con R 2008 56.47
Rajasthan 7 Rotu Con R 2012 0.7286
Rajasthan 8 Shakambhari Con R 2012 131
Rajasthan 9 Sundha Mata Con R 2008 117.4892
Rajasthan 10 Umedganj Bird Con R 2012 2.7247
Sikkim 1 Sling Dong Fairreanum Orchid Con R 2008 0.06
Tamil Nadu 1 Tiruppadaimarathur Con R 2005 0.028
Tamil Nadu 2 Suchindrum-Theroor-Managudi Con R 2015 4.85
Uttarakhand 1 Asan Wetland Con R 2005 4.444
Uttarakhand 2 Jhilmil Jheel Con R 2005 37.835
Uttarakhand 3 Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Con R 2015 111.92
Uttarakhand 4 Pawalgarh Con R 2012 58.25
West Bengal 1 Deul Con R 2017 10.5
West Bengal 2 Garpanchkot Con R 2017 1340.34
West Bengal 3 Hijli Con R 2017 15.5
West Bengal 4 Mukutmanipur Con R 2017 43.7
West Bengal 5 Tekonia Con R 2017 5.87

Source: National Wildlife Database, Wildlife Institute of India