Protected Areas

NPs and WLS in variousbiogeographic zones of India

Zone No. Zone Name Zone Area % of India’s Geographic Area No.of NPs Area %of Biozone Area No.of WLS Area % of Biozone Area No.of +NPs,WLS Area % of Biozone Area
1 Trans Himalaya 184823 5.62 3 5809 3.14 4 10438.56 5.65 7 16247.56 8.79
2 Himalaya 210673 6.41 12 7366.92 3.5 65 16065.85 7.63 77 23432.77 11.12
3 Deserts 214014 6.51 1 3162 1.48 5 12914.09 6.03 6 16076.09 7.51
4 Semi-Arid 539479 16.41 10 1505.78 0.28 81 12410.66 2.3 91 13916.44 2.58
5 Western Ghats 132179 4.02 16 3673.52 2.78 47 10018.86 7.58 63 13692.38 10.36
6 Deccan Peninsula 1380339 41.99 24 9712.24 0.7 127 44329.08 3.21 151 54041.32 3.92
7 Gangetic Plain 354848 10.79 6 2363.62 0.67 32 5473.24 1.54 38 7836.86 2.21
8 Coasts 91319 2.78 5 1731.18 1.9 20 2959.45 3.24 25 4690.63 5.14
9 North East 171340 5.21 13 2674 1.56 36 3418.62 2 49 6092.62 3.56
10 Islands 8249 0.25 9 1156.91 14.02 96 389.39 4.72 105 1546.3 18.75
Grand Total 3287263 100 99 39155 1.19 513 118417 3.6 612 157572 4.79

 

Biosphere Reserves – A profile
S.No. Name of BR Total Geo. Area(Km2) (Biogeographic Province) Representative States
1 Niilgiri 5520 (6E:Deccan Peninsula E) Tamil Nadu,Kerala & Karnataka
2 Nanda Devi 5860.69 (2B: West Himalaya) Uttarakhand
3 Nokrek 820(9B: North East) Meghalaya
4 Manas 2837 (9A:Brahamputra Valley) Assam
5 Sunderban 9630 (8B:East Coasts) West Bengal
6 Gulf of Mannar 10500 (8B: East Coasts) Tamil Nadu
7 Great Nicobar 885 (10A &  10B:Island A & N Island
8 Simlipal 4374 (6B:Chotta Nagpur) Orissa
9 Dibru-Saikhowa 765 (9A:Brahamputra Valley) Assam
10 Dehang-Debang 5111.5(2D:East Himalaya Andhra Pradesh
11 Kangchendzonga 2619.92(2C:Central Himalaya) Sikkim
12 Pachmari 4926.28 (4B-Gujrat Rajputana Madhya Pradesh
13 Agasthymalai 3500.36(5A-Western Ghats) Tamil Nadu & Kerala
14 Achanakmar Amarkantak 3835.51(6A-Deccan Peninsula) M.P. & Chattisgarh
15 Kachchh 12454(3B-Kachchh) Gujarat

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