Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve

Biosphere reserve
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This area is located in the north of India and covers part of Himalayan range. The reserve is a group of 3 areas: Valley of Flowers National Park, Nanda Devi National Park and buffer zone.
In the area there are the following habitats: mountains, valleys with gentle to steep slopes, rivers, temperate and subalpine forests, bogs, boulders, scrubs, herbs, alpine tundra, glacial moraines and glaciers. Forests are dominated by fir, rhododendron and birch.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of at least 114 species, of which 8 have unfavorable conservation status: Himalayan Snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis), Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus), Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus), Koklass Pheasant (Pucrasia macrolopha), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax), Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis), and Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). Common species recorded during May-June include Coal Tit (Parus ater), Yellow-bellied Fantail (Rhipidura hypoxantha), Orange-flanked Bush-robin (Tarsiger cyanurus), Blue-fronted Redstart (Phoenicurus frontalis), Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni), Rosy Pipit (Anthus roseatus), Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus), and Spotted Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes).

Geographic information

30.709443°, 79.644742°
1800m - 7817m



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Conservation status

  • Biosphere reserve
    • Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
Information in English

Public records

Nanda Devi National Park

Specific conservation status: National Park

Valley Of Flowers National Park

Specific conservation status: National Park
  • Nanda Devi & Valley of flowers National Park, Uttaranchal, India, United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Nanda Devi National Park & Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttaranchal, India, A World Heritage Site Natural, Unesco, World Heritage Convention
  • R. Sankaran, Ornithological survey of Nanda Devi National Park, India
  • GBG Shashi. K Tiwari, GBG Pananjay K. Tiwari and S.C Tiwari. A Review on the Future of Ecotourism in the Valley of Flowers National Park: A Case Study of Garhwal Himalaya, India. Department of Tourism, Amity University, Noida, India.
  • An Assessment of Bird Diversity Around Joshimath Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Uttarakhand, Rohi Jan, V.P. Uniyal And Anita Chauhan, Department of Forestry,Doon (P.G.) College of Agriculture Science and Technology, Selaqui, Dehradun-Uttarakhand (India)
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