Sikkim Himalya Regional Center, Gangtok
National Emblem MOEF

Centre at a Glance

  • Established           December, 1979
  • Jurisdiction           Sikkim Himalaya and  Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (West Bengal)
  • Jurisdiction           10,245 sq km
  • Protected Area Network           Area : c. 3005 sq km
    • Biosphere Reserve           1 (Parts of Khangchendzona hills and Sikkim)
    • National Park           1 (Khangchendzona N.P.)
    • Wildlife Sanctuary          6
    • Alpine Sanctuary           1
  • Wetlands                160
  • Explorations           96
  • Expeditions            2
  • Herbarium Acronym           BSHC
  • Herbarium Holdings          40,000
    • Flowering plants           35,000
    • Cryptogams           5,000
  • Type Collections (Holotype/ Isotype/Paratype)
  • Library Holdings           c. 1550 books, 1180 issues of journals
  • New taxa discovered           6
  • Live collections          200
Last Updated : 08/12/2017