Welcome to Forest Department of Gujarat
Gujarat State was constituted on May 1, 1960 after the bifurcation of the State of Bombay.According to State of Forest Report (2009), 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% avifauna and 25% of the mammal species diversity of the country.