Biosphere reserves in India map are more helpful for remembering the places easily. Because some questions related to the biospheres are raised in various competitive exams.

The map of Biosphere reserves in India can be also helpful for quick revision in exam time. But you should know before watching the map, what is a Biosphere reserve?

"A Biosphere Reserve is a protected area, which is used for preserving living organisms like flora and fauna". The area of Biospheres is divided into three zones for multiple uses of the land. Each zone is used for a particular activity.

To save the existence of living organisms under the natural boundaries the Government of India passed the Wild Life Protection Act in 1972, under which the National Parks, the Sanctuaries have established, and as well as the Nilgiri was declared the first Biosphere Reserve of India in 1986.

At present, there are 18 Biosphere reserves in India that are conserving the extinction of various species. in which 11 Biospheres of India are also included in the UNESCO world network.

Biosphere Reserves in India Map Showing All Update lists

The map showing 18 Biosphere Reserve of India with 11 Biospheres that included in the UNESCO World Network. Biospheres in the world network are showing with a round circle which is helpful to identification separately.

Biosphere Reserves in India map
Biosphere Reserves in India map 

List of the Biosphere Reserves in India

A list of  18 Biosphere Reserves is given below, which includes the Name of Biospheres, Establishment Year, and States. Stars (🌟) are showing In the list, included Biospheres in the World Network of UNESCO.

Name of The Biospheres
Declared Years
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

1986 🌟
Tamilnadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. 
Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
1988 🌟
Nokrek Biosphere Reserve

1988 🌟
Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
1989 🌟
Gulf of Mannar (Tamilnadu).
Manas Biosphere Reserve

Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve
1989 🌟
West Bengal.
Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve
1989 🌟
Andaman Nicobar.
Similipal Biosphere Reserve 

1994 🌟
Dibru Saikhowa Biosphere Reserve
Dehang - Dewang Biosphere Reserve
Arunachal Pradesh.
Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve
1999 🌟
Madhya Pradesh.
Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve
2000 🌟
Augusta malai Biosphere Reserve
2001 🌟
Tamilnadu & Kerala.
Achanakmar - Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve
2005 🌟
Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.
Rann of KutchBiosphere Reserve
Cold Desert Biosphere Reserve
Himachal Pradesh.
Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve
Andhra Pradesh.
Panna Biosphere Reserve

Madhya Pradesh.

Note: Included years of The Biospheres in UNESCO's world networks are different from the above. Click below link to see the included years of India's Biospheres in the World Network. Click

Important Points Related to the Biosphere Reserves

  • Nilgiri was included as the first Biosphere in the UNESCO World network. 
  • Kanchenjunga is the latest biosphere that was included in the world network in 2018.
  • Kanchenjunga Biosphere is situated in the highest in the world. 
  • The Gulf of Mannar is the second-largest biosphere reserve of India that has spread over 10500 km square.
  • Nokrek Biosphere Reserve is the smallest in all Biosphere Reserves of India.
  • Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is known for more biodiversity in India.
  • There are 701 Biosphere Reserves in all over the world that are included in the UNESCO World Network from 124 countries.
  • Great Bear Lake (Canada) is the largest Biosphere Reserve in the world.
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