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

Printed Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Conservation Reserves in India

 

There are 115 existing Conservation Reserves in India covering an area of 5548.75 km2, which is 0.17% of the geographical area of the country (National Wildlife Database Centre, Nov. 2023). 
 
 State-wise break up of Conservation Reserves  
 

S.No.

State & UT

State Area     (km²)

 

Number of C.R.       

Area (km²)

% of StateArea

1. 

Gujarat

1,96,022

1

227.00

0.116

2. 

Haryana

44,212

2

48.72

0.110

3. 

Himachal Pradesh

55,673

3

19.17

0.034

4. 

Karnataka

1,91,791

17

291.19

0.090

5. 

Maharashtra

3,07,713

15

1114.63

0.362

6. 

Odisha

155707

1

29.41

0.02

7. 

Punjab

50,362

4

25.71

0.051

8. 

Rajasthan

3,42,239

21

1191.06

0.325

9. 

Sikkim

7,096

1

0.06

0.001

10. 

Tamil Nadu

1,30,058

2

4.88

0.004

11. 

Tripura

10486

1

12.93

0.123

12. 

Uttarakhand

53,483

4

212.45

0.397

13. 

West Bengal

88,752

5

1415.91

1.595

14. 

Jammu & Kashmir

1,63,090

33

706.63

0.425

15. 

Ladakh

59146

5

249.00

0.421

 

 

TOTAL

115

5548.75

0.170