List of Important Conservation Sites in India

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List of Important Conservation Sites in India

What is conservation sites in India?

So according to the Wildlife Institue of India & Ministry of Environment, Forest and climate change – “A historic or environmental notable area which is protected by law from undesirable changes“.

These areas are protected on different levels depending upon the government and various international conventions like Ramsar conventions.

Areawise conservational sites in India

The below is the list of important conservational sites in India with their count and total covered area.
Many of the times questions are asked in various competitive exams. So must check and go through it. The data is given on the Official website of the Ministry of Environment, forest, and data as of February 2019.

Sr. NoReserves or Sites NameNumbers in CountTotal Area covered in sq km
1Tiger Reserves5071027.10
2Elephant Reserves 3269,582.80
3Biosphere Reserves1887491.60
4RAMSAR Wetland Sites2711121.31
5Natural World Heritage Sites0711755.84
6Cultural World Heritage Sites28NA
7Mixed World Heritage Sites011784.00
8Important Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Areas10710773.07
9Marine Protected Areas1319801.13
10Important Bird Areas467NA
11Potential Important Bird Areas96NA
12Key Biodiversity Areas531NA
13Biodiversity Heritage Sites9Na
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