Rajasthan: Natural Vegetation
Rajasthan is blessed with great variety of natural resources ranging from scanty vegetation in the western arid region to mixed delicious and sub-tropical evergreen forests in the east and south east of Aravali ranges.
Forest cover is 32744.49 sq.km (12475 sq.km. is reserved, 18222 sq.km.is Protected Forest 2046.75 is unclassified forest) which is about 9.57% of the total area of the state.
Area wise the districts with decreasing forest cover are:- Udaipur>Baran>Alwar>Sirohi>Bundi
According the vegetation the forests of Rajasthan are divided into 9 sub-types:-
Various forest products obtained from forests of Rajasthan are:-
Programmes for development and preservation of Forests:-
Rajasthan: Livestock and Their Conservation
In the arid and semi-arid zone of Rajasthan animal rearing is the primary occupation and source of livelihood.
Census of livestock states them to be 5.77 crore in number which accounts for 11.8% of Indian Animal population.
Rajasthan has largest number of goats, sheep, camels and drought animals.
Density and Distribution of livestock in Rajasthan:-
Cattle Rearing in Rajasthan
Rajasthan accounts for 6.89% of cattle’s.
Breeds of cattle:-
Buffaloes: -It is abundantly found in semi-arid and semi-humid regions of the state. Two types of buffaloes
Sheep: - can survive on xerophyte plants with minimum water needs and thus is abundant in the arid regions of the state. Various breeds of sheep are:-
Goats: - 216.66 Lakh in number, largest amongst domestic animals, various varieties are:-
Camels: - 3.26 lakhs in number, various breeds of camel are:-
National Parks and Sanctuaries in Rajasthan
Name of National Parks/ Wild Life Sanctuary
Keoladeo National Park
Ranthambore National Park
BandhBaratha WL Sanctuary
Bassi WL Sanctuary
Bhensrodgarh WL Sanctuary
Darrah Game Sanctuary
Desert WL Sanctuary
FulwarikiNal WL Sanctuary
Jaisamand WL Sanctuary
JamwaRamgarh WL Sanctuary
JawaharSagar WL Sanctuary
Keladevi WL Sanctuary
Kesarbagh WL Sanctuary
Kumbalgarh WL Sanctuary
Mount Abu WL Sanctuary
Nahargarh WL Sanctuary
National Chambal WL Sanctuary
Kota, S.Madhopur, Bundi, Dholpur, Karauli
RamgarhVishdhari WL Sanctuary
Ramsagar WL Sanctuary
Sajjangarh WL Sanctuary
Sariska WL Sanctuary
SawaiManshingh WL Sanctuary
Shergarh WL Sanctuary
Sitamata WL Sanctuary
Tal Chappar WL Sanctuary
Van Vihar WL Sanctuary