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| Last Updated:: 12/04/2021

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, 2020)

 

 

 

S. No

Name of State

S.No.

Name of Protected Area

Year of Notification

Area (in km2)

1

Gujarat

1

Chharidhandh

2008

227

2

Haryana

1

Bir Bara Ban

2007

4.19

3

Haryana

2

Saraswati Plantation

2007

44.53

4

Himachal Pradesh

1

Darlaghat

2013

0.67

5

 

2

Shilli

2013

1.49

6

 

3

Shri Naina Devi

2013

17.01

7

Karnataka

1

Ankasamudra Birds

2017

0.988

8

 

2

Banakapur

2006

0.56

9

 

3

Basur Amruth Mahal Kaval

2011

7.36

10

 

4

Bedthi

2011

57.3

11

 

5

Hornbill

2011

52.5

12

 

6

Jayamangali Blackbuck

2007

3.23

13

 

7

Kolara Leaf Nosed Bat

2019

0.9

14

 

8

Magadi Kere

2015

0.54

15

 

9

Melapura Bee Eater Bird

2015

0.0318

16

 

10

Puttenahalli Lake Birds

2015

0.15

17

 

11

Shalmale Riparian Bio-system

2012

4.89

18

 

12

Thimlapura

2016

17.38

19

 

13

Thungabhadra Otter

2015

20

20

 

14

Ummathur

2017

6.08

21

Maharashtra

1

Anjneri

2017

5.69

22

 

2

Bhorkada

2008

3.49

23

 

3

Kolamarka

2013

180.72

24

 

4

Mamdapur

2014

54.46

25

 

5

Muktai Bhavani

2014

122.74

26

 

6

Tillari

2020

29.53

27

 

7

Toranmal

2016

93.42

28

Punjab

1

Beas River

2017

Not available

29

 

2

Rakh Sarai Amanat Khan

2010

4.95

30

 

3

Ranjit Sagar

2017

18.65

31

 

4

Ropar Wetland

2017

2.11

32

Rajasthan

1

Bir Jhunjhunu

2012

10.47

33

 

2

Bisalpur

2008

36.67

34

 

3

Gogelao

2012

3.58

35

 

4

Gudha Bisnoiyan

2011

2.3187

36

 

5

Jawai Bandh Leopard

2013

19.7858

37

 

6

Jor Beed Gadwala Bikaner

2008

56.4662

38

 

7

Khetri Bansyal

2017

70.18

39

 

8

Rotu

2012

0.73

40

 

9

Shakambhari

2012

131

41

 

10

Sundha Mata

2008

117.4892

42

 

11

Umedganj Bird

2012

2.7247

43

 

12

Bansial Khetri Bagore

2018

39.66

44

 

13

Jawai Bandh Leopard

2018

61.98

45

 

14

Mansa Mata

2019

102.31

46

Sikkim

1

Sling Dong Fairreanum Orchid

2008

0.06

47

Tamil Nadu

1

Tiruppadaimarathur

2005

0.0284

48

 

2

Suchindrum-Theroor-Managudi

2015

4.8477

49

Uttarakhand

1

Asan Wetland

2005

4.44

50

 

2

Jhilmil Jheel

2005

37.84

51

 

3

Naina Devi Himalayan Bird

2015

111.92

52

 

4

Pawalgarh

2012

58.25

53

West Bengal

1

Deul

2017

10.5

54

 

2

Garpanchkot

2017

1340.34

55

 

3

Hijli

2017

15.5

56

 

4

Mukutmanipur

2017

43.7

57

 

5

Tekonia

2017

5.87

58

Jammu & Kashmir

1

Achabal

2008

20

59

 

2

Ajas

2008

48

60

 

3

Bahu

2008