Protected Areas

Extent of Protected Areas Administered by the Forest Department and the Department of Wildlife Conservation

National Designation No.of Reserves Area under each category (ha)
Forest Department
National Heritage Wilderness Area* 1 11,187
International Biosphere Reserves* 2 9,376
National Biosphere Reserves* 31 7,323
Conservation Forests () 33 76,227
Mangroves 20 2,163
Sub total (corrected for overlap) 55 102,73
Wildlife Department
Jungle Corridors 1(?) 10,360
National Parks 14 495,984
Nature Reserves 4 32,581
Sanctuaries 63 262,156
Strict Natural Reserves 3 31,573
Sub total  73 832,654

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