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How many biosphere reserves have been set up in the country to protect flora and fauna?

A

Fifteen

B

Sixteen

C

Seventeen

D

Eighteen

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Eighteen

 Name Location
 Gulf of Mannar Tamil Nadu
 Sundarbans West Bengal
 Cold Desert Himachal Pradesh
 Nanda Devi Uttarakhand
 Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka
 Dihang-DibangArunachal Pradesh
 Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve Madhya Pradesh
 Seshachalam Hills Andhra Pradesh
 Simlipal Odisha
 Achanakamar -AmarkantakMadhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
 Manas Assam
 Khangchendzonga Sikkim
 Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve Kerala, Tamil Nadu
 Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve Andaman and Nicobar Islands
 Nokrek Meghalaya
 Dibru-Saikhowa Assam
 PannaMadhya Pradesh
 Great Rann of Kutch

Gujarat 

A biosphere reserve is an ecosystem with plants and animals of unusual scientific and natural interest. It is a label given by UNESCO. There are at present 18 biosphere reserves in India.

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