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Similipal Biosphere Reserve
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It comprises entire Similipal Sanctuary ( Core & Buffer together ), the adjoining Satkoshia & Nato Reserve forests form additional buffer. The total area of the Biosphere is 5569 sqkms. There are 65 villages within these two zones including four in the core zone.

As per Man & Biosphere (MAB) programme of UNESCO, SBR was created in order to bring the human population under a proper management to reduce the dependency on forest through various eco-development programmes.

The different zones and their status are as follows :
 

 Similipal Biosphere Reserve ( area in sq. Km ) .
A. core ( = Core of STR )

845

Sanctuary from 1979, National park
( declared in Two phases during 1980
/1986 )
B. Buffer    

1.

Within STR

1905

Sanctuary from 1979

2.

Outside STR

.

 
 

(a) Nato RF

77

Reserved Forest
 

(b) Satkoshia RF

147

Reserved Forest
  Total

2129

 
C. Transitional Area

2595

 
 

Total (SBR)

5569

 


[ SBR = Similipal Biosphere Reserve; STR = Similipal Tiger Reserve = the area of Similipal Sanctuary ] The length of periphery of Similipal Sanctuary is about 600 kms. The Tourism route runs through the buffer area but also touches important points in the core of the sanctuary. Its total length is about 170 km.