india emblem
National Biodiversity Authority
(An Autonomous and Statutory Body of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India)
Biodiversity Heritage Site

Guidelines for Selection and Management of the Biodiversity Heritage Sites

Declared Biodiversity Heritage Sites

Name of the Site Nallur Tamarind Grove
Name of the District Bengaluru
Taluk Devanahalli
Area 54 acres
Importance of the area It is popularly believed to be a relic of the Chola Dynasty that ruled nearly 800 years ago, is spectacle of awesome wonder and a freakish site. This BHS spread over 54 acres comprising a population of nearly 300 trees, is a picture of dynamic pattern of plant diversity. The significant component of this popular structure is a group of old plants standing like ageless sentinels, firmly rooted to the ground with their gigantic trunks, along with large picturesque crowns spread very high and aloft like open wings.
Government Notification Aaapaji 154 ENV 2006, B'lore dt.24.01.2007

Name of the Site Hogrekan
Name of the District Chikmagalur
Taluk Kadur
Gram Panchayat Balliganuru
Area 2508.15 acres
Importance of the area The area has unique Shola vegetation and grass land with number of floral species which are unique and having lot of medicinal value. Hogrekan is moderately wooded land and its vegetation is of dry deciduous type and has a link with Bababudanagiri and Kemmangundi, adjoining Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and Yemmedode Tiger Reserve and serving as "Wildlife Corridor" between Kudremukha and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.
Government Notification No.FEE.35 ENV 2009 dated 4.9.2010

Name of the Site University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru
Name of the District Bengaluru
Area 167 hectares
Importance of the area The GKVK campus is considered one of the greenest areas in Bengaluru. Biological diversity of this campus constitutes a critical repository of various forms of flora and fauna (including 13 sp of mammals, 10 sp of reptiles, 165 sp of birds and 530 sp of plants) which needs to be protected nurtured to posterity.
Government Notification No.FEE.132 ENV 2009 dated 2.9.2010

Name of the Site Ambaraguda
Name of the District Shimoga
Area 3857.12 hectares
Importance of the area It is a revenue land located between Sharavathi Wild Life Sanctuary and Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary. It has Shola vegetation which is primitive vegetation in the Western Ghat and also has grasslands.
Government Notification 2011

Name of the Site Glory of Allapalli
Name of the State Maharashtra
Name of the District Gadchiroli
Taluk ---
Area 6 hectares
Importance of the area It is a reserved forest being preserved as natural forest having biological, ethinical and historical values.
Government Notification No.WLP.0914/C.R.317/M-1 dated 15th July 2014

Name of the Site Tonglu BHS under the Darjeeling Forest Division
Name of the State West Bengal
Name of the District Darjeeling
Taluk ---
Area 230 hectares
Importance of the area It is a Medicinal Plant Conservation Areas
Government Notification No.716-ENT/T-11-7/003-ii/2003 dated 20th March, 2015

Name of the Site Dhotrey BHS under the Darjeeling Forest Division
Name of the State West Bengal
Name of the District Darjeeling
Taluk ---
Area 180 hectares
Importance of the area It is a Medicinal Plant Conservation Areas
Government Notification No.716-ENT/T-11-7/003-ii/2003 dated 20th March, 2015

Name of the Site Dialong Village
Name of the State Manipur
Name of the District Tamenglong
Taluk ---
Area 11.35 Sq.km
Importance of the area ---
Government Notification No.24/3/2017-For &ENVT dt. 23rd May, 2017

Name of the Site Ameenpur lake
Name of the State Telangana
Name of the District Sangareddy
Taluk Ameenpur
Area ---
Importance of the area ---
Government Notification 449/EFS&T (FOR.II) Department, dated 21.11.2016

What's New

Applications invited for India ...

-- INDIA BIODIVERSITY AWARDS - 2018 Applications invited for India Biodiversity Awards 2018 India is one of the mega-diverse ...