Officials recently said the forest and wildlife department will develop a second native seeds nursery at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.
About Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary:
- The sanctuary covering a 32.71 sqkm area on the Southern Delhi Ridge of the Aravalli hill range on the Delhi-Haryana border lies in Southern Delhi and northern parts of Faridabad and Gurugram districts of Haryana state.
- It is also part of the Sariska-Delhi Wildlife Corridor, which runs from the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan to Delhi Ridge.
- Vegetation: Dry deciduous
- Flora: Consists of Prosopis juliflora as the dominant exotic species and Diospyros montana as the dominant native species in the sanctuary.
- Fauna: Golden Jackals, Striped-Hyenas, Indian crested-Porcupines, Civets, Jungle Cats, Snakes, Monitor Lizards, Mongoose etc.
Key Facts about Aravalli Hills:
- It is one of the oldest fold mountains of the world which runs in a southwest direction, starting near Delhi, passing through southern Haryana and Rajasthan, and ending in Gujarat.
- The highest peak is Guru Shikhar at 1,722 metres (5,650 ft).
- Three major rivers originate from the Aravali hills, namely Banas, Sahibi and Luni River (which flows into the Rann of Kutch).
Q1) Where is Sariska Tiger Reserve?
Sariska Tiger Reserve or Sariska National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned Tiger reserve in Northern India. The park is located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, which is about 107 km from Jaipur.