Competitive Exams: Indian Geography Biosphere reserves

Biosphere Reserves

To preserve the genetic diversity in representative ecosystem

So far 13 Biosphere Reserve have been set up

  1. NandaDevi: Uttaranchal

  2. Nilgiris: Tamil Nadu Kerala, Karnataka

  3. Lokrek: Meghalaya

  4. Great Nicobar: Nicobar Island

  5. Gulf of Mannar: Tamil Nadu

  6. Manas: Assam

  7. Sunderbans: West Bengal

  8. Simlipal: Orissa

  9. Dibru Daikhowa: Assam

  10. Dehang Debang-Arunachal Pradesh

  11. Kanchenjunga: Sikkim

  12. Agasthyamalai: Kerala

Three of them are recognized on world network of Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO Nilgiris, Sunderban, Gulf Of Mannar