Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve | India's 11th added UNESCO list ~ helpBIOTECH

13 August 2018

Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve | India's 11th added UNESCO list

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The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (KBR) of Sikkim, the highest biosphere reserve in the country that includes the third highest mountain peak in the world, Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), has been included in the UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WHBR). 

 The decision was taken at the International Coordinating Council of Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme, UNESCO, in its 30th Session held at Palembang, Indonesia, last month, a press release by Ministry of Environment and Forest and Climate Change said. 

11 Indian reserves now listed in World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
NameStatesYear
Nilgiri Biosphere ReserveTamil NaduKeralaKarnataka2000
Gulf of Mannar Biosphere ReserveTamil Nadu2001
Sundarbans Biosphere ReserveWest Bengal2001
Nanda Devi Biosphere ReserveUttarakhand2004
Nokrek Biosphere ReserveMeghalaya2009
Pachmarhi Biosphere ReserveMadhya Pradesh2009
Simlipal Biosphere ReserveOdisha2009
Great Nicobar Biosphere ReserveGreat Nicobar2013
Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere ReserveChhattisgarhMadhya Pradesh2012
Agasthyamalai Biosphere ReserveKerala and Tamil Nadu2016
Khangchendzonga National Park[6]Sikkim2018

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