Uttar Pradesh Forest and Wildlife

Uttar Pradesh Forest and Wildlife

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Forest Cover

21720 sq km

Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest

Central eastern And Western Plains

Tropical Thorny Forest

South-western U.P.

Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest

Central eastern And Western Plains

Largest Wildlife Reserve

Dudhwa National Park (Lakhimpur Kheri District)



Very dense Forest

All Lands with tree cover (Including mangrove cover) of canopy density of 70% and above

Mod Dense forest

All lands with tree cover (Including mangrove cover) of canopy density between 40% and 70% above

Open forest

All lands with tree cover (Including mangrove cover) of canopy density between 10% and 40%


All forest lands with poor tree growth mainly of small or stunted trees having canopy density less than 10 percent

Non Forest

Any area not included in the above classes




% of Geographical Area

Very Dense Forest



Medium Dense Forest



Open Forest










Wildlife Sanctuaries of Uttar Pradesh






Katarniya Ghat Wildlife Sanctuary

Terai of Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh

Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary

Muzzafarnagar and Bijnore, Uttar Pradesh, India.

National Chambal Sanctuary

Chambal River near the tri-point of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh,

Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary

 Part of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve near Mailani

Mahaveer Swami Wild Life Sanctuary

Devgar, Lalitpur

Ranipur Wild Life Sanctuary 

Chitrakoot Divisional head quater at Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh,

Chandraprabha WL Sanctuary

eastern region of Uttar Pradesh

Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Mirzapur & Sonebhadra

Sohelwa Wildlife Sanctuary

Shravasti, Balrampur and Gonda districts

Sohagibarwa Wildlife Sanctuary

Maharajganj district

Shivalik (Mohand)

Bhabhar area of Shivalik range.



Bird Sanctuaries

Okhla Bird Sanctuary

Gautam Budh Nagar

Surajpur Wetland

Gautam Budh Nagar

Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Delhi-Agra highway

Parwati Arga Bird Sanctuary


Lakh-Bahosi Bird Sanctuary


Vijay Sagar Bird Sanctuary

Mahoba, Mirjapur

Hathinala, Renukut (Sonbhadra)


Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

tranquil lush

There is a tiger reserve in Pillibhiit. 

Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests: Sal, Palas, Amaltas, Bel, fig etc. Neem, Peepal, Sheesham, Mango, Jamun, Babool, Imli (Tamarind) etc

Tropical Thorny Forests: Thorny trees, mainly, Babool, Thorny, legumes and Euphorias.

Other Common Plants: Rhododendrons, betula, silver fir, spruce, deodar, chir, oak, sal, gigantic haldu, dhak, teak, mahua, salai, sisso, chironji and tendu.

Medicinal Herbs: Rauwolfia Sarpagandha, Viala serpens, Podophyllum, hexandrum and aephecra gerardiana.

These plants are widely used in industries for various applications, for instance, Bamboo is used predominantly in Paper Industries, Babul is used to prepare the tanning material, Gutel and Semal are employed in the matchwood industry, Kanju is a raw material for the plywood industry.

Sonbhadra, the district with the maximum forest cover in Uttar Pradesh (36.79 % of the geographical area of 6905 square kilometers). Bhadohi (Sant Ravidas Nagar), the district with the minimum forest cover in Uttar Pradesh.



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