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Table 1 Protected areas (PAs) in the Sikkim Eastern Himalayas, and the potential number of species with ethnobiological records found in each based on reviewed altitudinal range data

From: Integrating ethnobiological knowledge into biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Himalayas

Map ID Protected Area Year Established District(s) Covered Area (km2) IUCN Category Altitudinal Range (m) Estimated Species with Ethnobiological Records
1 Khangchendzonga National Park 2007 North, West 1784 IV 1400–8598 920
2 Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary 1992 North 43 IV 3048–4575 280
3 Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary 1987 South 35.34 IV 2000–3263 609
4 Fambonglho Wildlife Sanctuary 1984 East 51.76 IV 1524–2749 848
5 Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary 1992 East 31 IV 3292–4116 223
6 Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary 1996 West 104 IV 2110–4100 560
7 Kitam Bird Sanctuary 2005 East 6 - 320–875 635
8 Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary 2000 East 128 IV 1760–4390 759
  1. Reference Fig. 3 for geographical location of detailed PAs