History of Jim Corbett National Park- The very first national park in India, Jim Corbett National Park, was established in…
India is well-known for its wildlife, architecture, culture, and extensive forest coverage. India is home to a variety of plants and animals, including majestic tigers and elephants. The forest in India are diverse and range from lush green pine and deodar trees to other types of vegetation. In fact, forests are the second largest land use in India, following agriculture.
The total forest in India covers approximately 67.83 million hectares, which accounts for about 20.64% of the country’s geographical area. These forests span various regions, from the Himalayan Temperate forests to the arid Dry Zone forests. The National Forest Policy mandates that one-third of the country’s land should be covered by forests or trees.
In order to protect the natural habitats of plants and animals in the country, India has established 597 areas that are designated as protected areas. These include 95 National Parks, 500 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 2 conservation reserves that cover approximately 1.56 million hectares of land, which is 4.75% of the country’s geographical area.
By taking a trip to one of these forests, you can have a refreshing and enlightening experience. You will feel more connected to nature and gain a deeper understanding of the diverse species and ecosystems that exist in India.