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52 tiger reserves in India have 74.51% forest cowl: Forest Report 2021 – New Delhi News

The tiger reserves occupy an space of roughly 74,710.53 sq km, which is 2.27 per cent of India’s complete geographical space.

This got here out in the particular characteristic of the biennial ISFR 2021 that carried out an ‘Assessment of Forest Cover in (*52*) Reserves and Lion Conservation Areas of India’a lengthy with mapping the forest cowl in tiger corridors and in addition accounting for wetlands inside the tiger reserves for the primary time.

In phrases of cover density courses, the realm lined by very dense forest is 16,444.51 sq km (22.01 per cent), reasonably dense forest is 26,856.71 sq km (25.95 per cent) and open forest is 12,365.05 sq km (16.55 per cent). Scrub occupies a complete space of 1,339.58 sq km (1.79 per cent) of those tiger reserves.

Across India, proportion clever complete forest cowl with respect to the realm of digitised tiger reserve boundary exhibits that Pakke (Arunachal Pradesh) has the biggest forest cowl at 96.83 per cent.

The different tiger reserves that have forest cowl of greater than 90 per cent are: Achanakmar (Chhattisgarh) 95.63 per cent, Simplipal (Odisha) 94.17 per cent, Kali (Karnataka) 92.45 per cent, Dampa (Mizoram) 92.05 per cent, Mudumalai (Tamil Nadu) 91.88 per cent, Melghat (Maharashtra) 91.05 per cent, Bor (Maharashtra) 91.01 per cent, and Kamlang (Arunachal Pradesh) 90.02 per cent.

The largest forest cowl, in phrases of sheer space, is recorded for Nagarjun Sagar Srisailam tiger reserve (Andhra Pradesh) with 2,932.95 sq km, adopted by Simplipal (Odisha) having 2,562.86 sq km, and Indravati (Chhattisgarh) having 2,377.28 sq km of forest cowl.

When it involves decadal change, between 2011 and 2021, the forest cowl has decreased by 22.62 sq km (0.04 per cent) whereby as many as 20 tiger reserves have recorded an total acquire in forest cowl throughout previous decade whereas 32 have recorded an total lack of forest over.

The prime ones amongst people who have recorded acquire in forest cowl are Buxa (238.80 sq km), Annamalai (120.78 sq km), and Indravati (64.48 sq km) whereas the highest ones with losses are Kawal (- 118.97 sq km), Bhadra (- 53.09 sq km), and Sundarbans (- 49.95 sq km).

The tiger corridors occupy 14,289.37 sq km space roughly, which is 0.43 per cent of the full space. Forest cowl in tiger corridors is 11,572.12 sq km, which is 1.62 per cent of the nation’s forest cowl.

Kanha-Nagzira-Tadoba-Indravati tiger hall, passing by way of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Chhattisgarh, has the biggest forest cowl of two,012.26 sq km, which is 86.50 per cent of the realm of that tiger hall.

Between 2011 to 2021, the forest cowl has elevated by 37.15 sq km (0.32 per cent) in the tiger corridors.

The ISFR 2021 additionally recorded for the primary time all of the wetlands inside the tiger reserves. There are 5,821 wetlands over a complete space of 5,382.89 sq km, which is 7.20 per cent of the full space of tiger reserves.

The Sundarban tiger reserve has the biggest space underneath wetlands (2,549.44 sq km) accounting for its 96.76 per cent space; largely coastal wetlands. Kanha (*52*) Reserve has the very best variety of wetlands, 461, most of that are lower than 2.25 Ha in dimension, the ISFR 2021 stated.

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