• Shri Vijay Rupani

    Shri Vijay Rupani, Hon'ble Chief Minister,
    Gujarat State

  • Hon'ble Cabinet Minister

    Shri Ganpatbhai Vasava
    Hon'ble Cabinet Minister
    Govt. of Gujarat

  • Hon'ble Minister of State

    Shri Ramanlal Patkar
    Hon'ble Minister of State,
    F&E D, Gujarat State

  • Shri. Arvind Agrawal, IAS

    Shri Arvind Agrawal, IAS Additional Chief Secretary
    F&E D, Gujarat State

  • Shri Kuldeep Goel

    Shri Kuldeep Goel, IFS Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head of Forest Force, Gujarat State

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.

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