Community Reserves

The Govt. of Meghalaya has vide Section 36 C of the Wild Life (Protection) Act,1972 declared 64 private and community lands/forests into Community Reserves which do not comprise within a National Park or Wildlife Sanctuary, to increase the area under protected networks for protecting flora, fauna and traditional or cultural conservation values and practices. These will also provide a refuge and safe path for animals in every day search of food. The details of the notified Community Forests are given below.

Sl. No
Name of community Reserve
Area (Ha)
District
Govt. notification
1
Khloo Blai Sein Raij Tuber Community Reserve
89.43

East Jaintia Hills

No.FOR.17/2013/134, Dt.10.7.2013

2
Ka Khloo Thangbru Umsymphu Community Reserve
19.60

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/44, Dt.4.3.2014

3
Ka Khloo Pohblai Mooshutia Community Reserve
33.50

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/45, Dt.4.3.2014

4
Khloo Blai Chyrmang Sein Raij Kongwasan Chyrmang Kmai Community Reserve
7.00
West Jaintia Hills

No.FOR.17/2013/135, Dt.10.7.2013

5
Ka Khloo Langdoh Kur Pyrtuh Community Reserve
15.40

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/46, Dt.4.3.2014

6
Khloo Amrawan Community Reserve
128.75

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/132, Dt.20.11.2015

7
Khloo Blai Ka Raij U LangdohIonglang Community Reserve
15.12

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/144, Dt.07.03.2016

8
Ka Lum Luwe Community Reserve
14.10

No.FOR.17/2013/351, 07-08-2018

9
Mandalgre Community Reserve
50.00

East Garo Hills

No.FOR.17/2013/136, Dt.10.7.2013

10
Daribokgre Community Reserve
173.00

No.FOR.17/2013/136, Dt.10.7.2013

11
Dura Kalakgre Community Reserve
60.00

No.FOR.17/2013/136, Dt.10.7.2013

12
Aruakgre Community Reserve
10.00

No.FOR.17/2013/136, Dt.10.7.2013

13
Dumitdikgre Community Reserve
70.00

West Garo Hills

No.FOR.17/2013/137, Dt.10.7.2013

14
Sakalgre Community Reserve
122.00

No.FOR.17/2013/137, Dt.10.7.2013

15
Sasatgre Community Reserve
60.00

No.FOR.17/2013/137, Dt.10.7.2013

16
Selbalgre Community Reserve
20.00

No.FOR.17/2013/137, Dt. 10.7.2013

17
Chandigre Community Reserve
37.00

No.FOR.17/2013/137, Dt.10.7.2013

18
Baladingre Community Reserve
50.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/12, Dt.15.7.2013

19
Mongalgre Community Reserve

20.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/74, Dt.19-08-2014

20
Chimanpara Community Reserve
10.20

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/177, Dt.26-10-2016

21
Thokpara Community Reserve
30.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/178, Dt.26-10-2016

22
Rongalgre Community Reserve
16.50

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/179, Dt.26-10-2016

23
Aruakgre Community Reserve
100.00
North Garo Hills

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/76, Dt.19-08-2014

24
Resu Haluapara Community Reserve
50.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/77, Dt.19-08-2014

25
Kitmadamgre Community Reserve
70.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/78, Dt.19-08-2014

26
Rongma Paromgre Community Reserve
62.30
South Garo hills

No.FOR.17/2013/138, Dt.10.7.2013

27
Rongma Rekmangre Community Reserve
192.40

No.FOR.17/2013/138, Dt.10.7.2013

28
Eman Asakgre Community Reserve
30.40

No.FOR.17/2013/138, Dt.10.7.2013

29
Bandarigre Community Reserve
0.67

No.FOR.17/2013/138, Dt.10.7.2013

30
Mikadogre Community Reserve
1.28

No.FOR.17/2013/138, Dt. 10.7.2013

31
Dangkipara Community Reserve
2.50

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/75, Dt.19.8.2014

32
Balsri Ading Community Reserve
45.60

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/297, Dt.07.06.2017

33
Chenggni Community Reserve
174.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/298, Dt.07.06.2017

34
Chimitap Community Reserve
228.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/299, Dt.07.06.2017

35
Dallenggittim Community Reserve
22.17

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/300, Dt.07.06.2017

36
Dambuk Attong Community Reserve
366.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/301, Dt.07.06.2017

37
Dambuk Jongkol Community Reserve
264.80

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/302, Dt.07.06.2017

38
Gokagre Community Reserve
17.89

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/303, Dt.07.06.2017

39
HalwaAmbeng Community Reserve
94.10

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/304, Dt.07.06.2017

40
Jaksongram Community Reserve
55.50

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/305, Dt.07.06.2017

41
Lotnagar Community Reserve
45.60

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/306, Dt.07.06.2017

42
Matchirampat Community Reserve
21.70

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/307, Dt.07.06.2017

43
Nitwatgre Community Reserve
49.50

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/308, Dt.07.06.2017

44
Rewak Daburam Community Reserve
18.30

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/309, Dt.07.06.2017

45
Rewak Watregittim Community Reserve
9.80

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/310, Dt.07.06.2017

46
Rongcheng Community Reserve
235.60

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/311, Dt.07.06.2017

47
Taidang Community Reserve
121.40

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/312, Dt.07.06.2017

48
Siju Duramong-I Community Reserve
76.80

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/313, Dt.07.06.2017

49
Siju Duramong-II Community Reserve
251.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/314, Dt.07.06.2017

50
Upper Dosogre Community Reserve
19.691

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/315, Dt.07.06.2017

51
Nongsangu Community Reserve
100.00

Ri-bhoi

No.FOR.17/2013/181, Dt.10.3.2014

52
Raid Nongbri Community Reserve
70.00

No.FOR.17/2013/182, Dt.10.3.2014

53
Lum Jusong Community Reserve
130.46

No.FOR.17/2013/210, Dt.05.9.2016

54
Jirang Community Reserve
200.00

No.FOR.17/2013/184, Dt.10.3.2014

55
Raid Nonglyngdoh /PdahKyndeng Community Reserve
75.00

No.FOR.17/2013/185, Dt.10.3.2014

56
Phudja-Ud Community Reserve
120.00
South West Khasi  Hills

No.FOR.17/2013/186, Dt.10.3.2014

57
Umsum Pitcher Plant Community Reserve
40.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/119, Dt.04.12.2014

58
Lumkohkriah Community Reserve
611.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/120, Dt. 04.12.2014

59
Lawbah Community Reserve
311.44
East Khasi Hills

No.FOR.17/2013/209, Dt.05.9.2016

60
Ryngibah Community Reserve
96.909

No.FOR.17/2013/214, Dt.29.11.2016

61
Ryngud Community Reserve
522.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/121, Dt. 04.12.2014

62
Thangkharang Community Reserve
111.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/122, Dt.04.12.2014

63
Kpoh Eijah Community Reserve
17.00
West Khasi Hills

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/117, Dt. 04.12.2014

64
Miewsyiar Community Reserve
87.00

No.FOR.17/2013/Pt/118, Dt.04.12.2014

Grand Total
6,170.41

An agreement is made between the Forest Department and The Village Durbar/Clan/Community/ represented by its President for establishment of a Community Reserve. The salient features of the agreement are :-

    • The ownership of the land taken up for the establishment of the Community Reserve shall lie solely with the community/clan.
    • The Forests & Environment Department, Government of Meghalaya shall have no claim whatsoever over the ownership of the land. Neither the name/title of this Sacred Grove/Community forest shall be changed nor the schedule of boundaries.
    • However, after issuance of notification by the state Government declaring the community reserve no change in land use pattern shall be made within community reserve, except in accordance with the procedure contained in Section 36(C)(3) of Act.
    • No hunting inside CRs.
    • The Rites and Rituals of Village Durbar/Clan/Community/ etc. which have been practiced from time immemorial shall continue with no interference/hindrance from the First Party(i.e. the Forest & Environment Department, Government of Meghalaya).
    • All Restrictions or regulations imposed by the /Village Durbar/Community etc prior to the establishment of the Community Reserve duly accepted by both parties shall stand in future.
    • Management of the C.R will be done by the Community Reserved management committee notify by the Govt- sec 36 D.
    • The committee shall be the competent authority to prepare and implement the management plan and take steps to ensure protection of wildlife and its habitat in the reserve.