ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024

Community Reserves in India

 
There are 220 existing Community Reserves in India covering an area of 1455.16 km2, which is 0.04% of the geographical area of the country (National Wildlife Database Centre, Nov. 2023).
 
State-wise break up of Community Reserves

 

S.No.

State & UT

State Area (km²)

No. of Com R

Area (km²)

% of State Area

1. 

Arunachal Pradesh

83743

9

131.60

0.157

2. 

Bihar

94163

1

0.57

0.000

3. 

Haryana

44212

5

115.84

0.262

4. 

Karnataka

1,91,791

1

3.12

0.002

5. 

Kerala

3,88,63

1

1.50

0.004

6. 

Manipur

22327

11

112.60

0.464

7. 

Meghalaya

22,429

74

141.69

0.632

8. 

Nagaland

16,579

114

851.78

5.138

9. 

Punjab

50,362

4

96.46

0.191

 

 

TOTAL

220

1455.16

0.043