Conservation Status Flora of Nawegaon National Park and Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary (Dist.-Gondia) Maharashtra, India

D.N. Patil

Abstract


The Studies on ‘The Flora of Nawegaon National Park and Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary’ was carried out during 2001-2009. Nawegaon National Park & Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary lies in Tirora  range of Bhadara forest division in Gondia district (M.S.). These forest  are with great diversity of plants and animals, Thousands of visitors visit this area every year. so far no detailed account of  the vegetation of the area  was known. Based on extensive plant exploration in the areas and literature, the study resulted enumeration of 715 species among 440 genera, and 122 families of Angiosperms in thesis form.

         The detailed flora includes methodology, rare, endemic and threatened plants, key to the family, genera, and species etc. Each species include latest nomenclature morphological description, phenology, distribution and important uses. The critical study has also revealed that there are number of plants (c 300) used economically for food, shelter for wild animals & birds, fodder, fuel, fibre, timber, agriculture impliments, dyes, beverages, paper industries, tannin, gums, resins, bio-fuel and medicines.

The present paper deals with the conservation status of this areas, Environmental impact of the vegetation of the protected areas are discussed.


Keywords


Plant diversity, Utility, factors, conservation.

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