We share this planet with millions of other living beings, starting from micro organisms to blue whales. Forests play a key role in the ecological system as these are also the primary producers on which all other living beings depend.
Dimensions of forest cover in the India is estimated at 637,293sq.km,which is 19.39% of the geographical area.ie; Dense forest 11.48% Open forest 7.76% Mangrove forest 0.15%
The effective protection and concerted conservation measures inside the reserves have brought about considerable intangible achievements also, viz. arresting erosion, enrichment of water regime thereby improving the water table and overall habitat resurrection. Labor intensive activities in tiger reserves have helped in poverty alleviation amongst the most backward sections, and their dependence on forests has also reduced. The project has been instrumental in mustering local support for conservation programmed in general.