Wildlife Week, 2nd to 8th October

Wildlife Week, 2nd to 8th October

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Gujarat State Forest Property and Public Welfare Activities
Gujarat State Forest Property and Public Welfare Activities
  • Hon'ble Chief Minister

    Hon'ble Chief Minister Govt. of Gujarat

  • Hon'ble Cabinet Minister

    Hon'ble Cabinet Minister Govt. of Gujarat

  • Hon'ble State Minister, (Environment)

    Hon'ble State Minister, (Environment) Govt. of Gujarat

  • Hon'ble State Minister

    Hon'ble State Minister Govt. of Gujarat

  • Parliamentary Secretary

    Parliamentary Secretary Parliamentary Secretary

  • Shri. Arvind Agrawal, IAS

    Shri Arvind Agrawal, IAS
    Additional Chief Secretary

The Forests & Environment Department

The Forests & Environment Department forms the policy for the conservation of the forest, protection of the Wildlife and the Environment in the State of Gujarat. There are 4 National parks, 23 sanctuaries, 1 conservation reserve. Gujarat has only 11.04% of its geographical area declared as forest, which is much below the national average. Forest and tree cover is in the extent of 11.74 % (7.48 % forest cover and 4.26% tree cover outside forest TOF) of its geographical area. The unique features of the state are the climatic and geomorphologic conditions viz the largest coastline in the country, the saline deserts of Rann , grasslands, wetlands. These factors have bestowed the state with the diversity of flora and fauna. The majestic Asiatic lion and wild ass have their last resorts of the world in Gujarat. The faunal biodiversity consists of 14% fishes, 18 % reptiles, 37% avi fauna and 25% of the mammal populations of the country.

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