• Shri Vijay Rupani, Hon'ble Chief Minister,

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

  • Shri Ganpatbhai Vasava, Hon'ble Cabinet Minister

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

  • Shri Ramanlal Patkar, Hon'ble Minister of State

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

  • Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta,IAS

    Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS Additional Chief Secretary
    F&E D, Gujarat State

  • Dr D. K. Sharma,IFS

    Dr. Dinesh Kumar Sharma, IFS Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head of Forest Force, Gujarat State

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Welcome to Gujarat Forest Department

Gujarat State was constituted on May 1, 1960 after the bifurcation of the State of Bombay. According to State of Forest Report (2018), Gujarat has only 11.18% of its geographical area declared as forest, which is much below the national average. Forest and tree cover is in the extent of 11.46 % (7.46 % forest cover and 4.00% 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. Gujarat has total geographical area of 196024 Sq. Km. Out of which, 18961.69 Sq. Km. (9.67%) is declared forest area. State has wide variations in Geophysical and Eco-climatic conditions ranging from hot saline deserts to humid hilly tracts and from coast to high hills, which has resulted in to formation of various types of forest.

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