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Biosphere Reserves in India| Static Gk|

 Biosphere Reserves in India| Static Gk| 

Biosphere Reserves in India

Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve – First Biosphere reserve of India
• Silent Valley National Park – Kerala
• Mukurthi National Park – Tamil Nadu
• Bandipur Tiger Reserve - Karnataka
• NagarholeTiger Reserve -Karnataka
• Mudumalai Tiger Reserve - Tamil Nadu
• Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary – Kerala
• Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary - Kerala
• Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve - Tamil Nadu

• The Nilgiri mountains are part of Western Ghats which was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in
• Nilgiris – Blue Mountains
• Part of UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves
• Nilgiri Tahr – State Animal of Tamil Nadu
• Lion-tailed macaque

Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
• Nanda Devi National Park and the Valley of the Flowers National Park forms the core
• Notified in World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO in 2004.
• The second highest mountain in India, Nanda Devi (7816m)
• 23rd highest peak in the world.
• Given World Heritage Site Status by UNESCO in 1988.

Nokrek Biosphere Reserve
• Nokrek is the highest peak in West Garo Hills
• Home to Nokrek National Park
• Notified in World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO in 2009

Nokrek Biosphere Reserve
• Red panda (State animal of Sikkim)
• Stump-tailed macaque, pig-tailed macaque
and hoolock gibbons (State animal of Arunachal).

Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve
• It encompasses a large part (some 85%) of the island of
Great Nicobar, the largest of the Nicobar Islands
• Included in the list of Man and Biosphere program of UNESCO
in 2003
• It has Campbell Bay National Park on the northern part of the
island, and Galathea National Park in the southern interior.

Manas Biosphere Reserve
• Home to Manas National Park
• UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Project Tiger and an elephant reserve.
•The name of the park is originated from the Manas River (tributary of
Brahmaputra River)

Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
• In 1986, a group of 21 islets lying off the Tamil Nadu
coast between Thoothukudiand Dhanushkodi was
declared the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park.
• It was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1989.
• Part of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

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