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Biosphere Reserves in India Updated List

18 Biosphere Reserves in India:  Biosphere reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems which promote the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. They are internationally recognized within the framework of UNESCO's Man and Biosphere (MAB) programme and nominated by national governments. The Ministry of Environment and Forest provides financial assistance to the respective State governments for conservation of landscape and biological diversity and cultural heritage.  Indian government has established 18 Biosphere Reserves of India(categories roughly corresponding to IUCN Category V Protected areas), which protect larger areas of natural habitat. Nine of the Eighteen biosphere reserves are a part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, based on the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme list
Biosphere Reserves in India Updated List (September 2013):


Year
Name
State
Key Fauna
Area km²
Remark
1
2008
Great Rann of Kutch
Gujarat
Indian Wild Ass
12454
 Largest of India
2
1989
Gulf of Mannar
Tamil Nadu
Dugong or Sea Cow
10500
 UNESCO Site
3
1989
Sundarbans
West Bengal
Royal Bengal Tiger
9630
 UNESCO Site
4
2009
Cold Desert
Himachal Pradesh
Snow Leopard
7770

5
1988
Nandadevi
Uttarakhand

5860
 UNESCO Site
6
1986
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
TN, Kerala and Karnataka
Lion-tailed macaque
5520
 UNESCO Site
7
1998
Dihang-Dibang
Arunachal Pradesh

5112

8
1999
Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve
Madhya Pradesh
Squirrel, Flying Squirrel
4981
 UNESCO Site
9
2010
Seshachalam Hills
Andhra Pradesh

4755

10
1994
Simlipal
Odisha
Gaur, Royal Bengal Tiger
4374
 UNESCO Site
11
2005
Achanakamar - Amarkantak
MP, Chhattisgarh

3835
 UNESCO Site
12
1989
Manas
Assam
Golden Langur, Red Panda
2837

13
2000
Khangchendzonga
Sikkim
Snow Leopard, Red Panda
2620

14
2001
Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve
Kerala, Tamil Nadu
Nilgiri Tahr, Elephants
1828

15
1989
Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Saltwater Crocodile
885
 UNESCO Site
16
1988
Nokrek
Meghalaya
Red Panda
820
 UNESCO Site
17
1997
Dibru-Saikhowa
Assam
Golden Langur
765

18
2011
Panna
MP
tiger, chital, bear
543