List of Important Forest Reserves of India

List of Important Forest Reserves of India

List of Important Forest Reserves of India

India is home to some of the finest forests of the world. From lush green pine and dedoar trees to diverse wildlife ranging from tigers to elephants, India’s forests are home to some of the most amazing living species. In this article we are providing you the List of Important Forest Reserves of India, A vacation amidst one of these forests can prove to be a rejuvenating and enriching experience. Not only will it make you feel closer to nature, it will also give you a better understanding of your country and the beings that reside in it 

With the growing population and need for resources, forest cover in the country has continuously been on the decline and reserving forests is a crucial step in the direction of preserving or even recovering the forests in the country. Protection of wildlife also has different levels. For example, Sariska National Park was declared a reserved forest in 1955, upgraded to a wildlife sanctuary in 1958, a Tiger Reserve in 1978 and then a National Park in 1992.

Let us have a look at some of the List of Important Forest Reserves of India:

Abujmarh forest
3,900 km²
This is a hilly forest covering Narayanpur district, Bijapur district, and Dantewada district. It is home to indigenous tribes of India, including Gond, Muria, Abuj Maria, and Halbaas. Turtle
Annekal Reserved Forest
Western Ghats
Baikunthapur Forest
Dooars, West Bengal
This is a terai forest
Bhavnagar Amreli Forest
Gir National Park, Amreli district, Gujarat
Bhavnagar Amreli Forest is a reserved area for conservation of Asiatic lions. The new location is east side of Gir National Park in Amreli district of Gujarat. After inclusion of New Jesal sanctuary the area of this forest will go to 1600 km2 which is bigger than Gir sanctuary
Bhitarkanika Mangroves
650 km²
In 1975, an area of 672 km2 was declared the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. The core area of the sanctuary, with an area of 145 km2, was declared Bhitarkanika National Park in September 1998. The Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, which bounds the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary to the east, was created in September 1997
Dvaita Forest
South of the Kamyaka Forest
It contained within it a lake called the Dwaita lake, abounding with flowers, and delightful to look at, and inhabited by many species of birds, elephants and many trees
Jakanari reserve forest
This forest is in the foothills of Jakanari mountain of Nilgris. This reserve forest is recently becoming polluted because of human activities of nearby Mettupalayam.
Kamyaka Forest
Kuru Kingdom along the banks of the Sarasvati River
No longer exists.It contained within it a lake called the Kamyaka lake (2,51).
Kukrail Reserve Forest
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Madhu Forest
Northern India, west of Yamuna
No longer exists.According to the Ramayana, an Asura named Madhu, ruled this forest and its territory.
Molai forest
Jorhat district, Assam
1,360 acres
Molai forest is named after Padma Shri Jadav “Molai” Payeng, Indian environmental activist and forestry worker.
Mulai Kathoni
Brahmaputra River
550 hectares
Naimisha Forest
Gomati River, between the Panchala Kingdom and Kosala Kingdom, Uttar Pradesh
No longer exists.Naimisha Forest or Naimiṣāraṇya was an ancient forest mentioned in the Mahabharata and the puranas
Nallamala Hills
Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh (South of River Krishna) [1]
90 mi (140 km) north-south
The average elevation today is about 520 m.There are also many other peaks above 800 m.
Nanmangalam Reserve Forest
320 hectares(total area 2,400 hectares)
The state forest department has entrusted the work of data collection in this small forest area to Care Earth, a bio-diversity research organisation
New Amarambalam Reserved Forest
the Western Ghats,
265.72 square kilometres
The Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN) has identified 212 species of birds from the Nilambur and Amarambalam forests
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest
Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu
1,100 hectares
World’s second biggest mangrove forest.
Saranda forest
West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand
820 km²
Sal (Shorea robusta) is the most important tree in the area.
Vandalur Reserve Forest
1,490 acres
In 1976, a portion of the reserve forest covering 1,265 acres (512 ha) was demarcated by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department as the new location for the Madras Zoo,

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