Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

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The UP civil aviation department is working on a proposal to introduce chopper services from the state capital to Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR).

About Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

  • It is located on the Indo-Nepal border in the district Lakhimpur-Kheri in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It includes the Dudhwa National Park and two nearby sanctuaries, viz. Kishanpur and Katerniaghat.
  • It was established in 1988 and covers an area of 1,284 square kilometers.
  • It is a typical Tarai-Bhabar habitat of the upper Gangetic plains Biogeographic province.
  • Rivers: The Sharda River flows by the Kishanpur WL Sanctuary, the Geruwa River flows through the Katerniaghat WL Sanctuary, and the Suheli and Mohana streams flow in the Dudhwa National Park, all of which are tributaries of the mighty Ghagra River.
  • Flora: The vegetation is of the North Indian Moist Deciduous type, containing some of the finest examples of Sal forests (Shorea robusta) in India, as well the most extensive tracts of moist grasslands that remain in this region.
  • Fauna: It is home to a large number of rare and endangered species, which include Tiger, Leopard cat, Sloth beer, rinosaurs (One horn), Hispid hare, Elephants, Black deer, Swamp deer, etc.

Q1) What is a Deciduous forest? 

A deciduous forest is a biome dominated by deciduous trees which lose their leaves seasonally. The Earth has temperate deciduous forests, and tropical and subtropical deciduous forests, also known as dry forests. Another name for these forests is broad-leaf forests because of the wide, flat leaves on the trees. Trees in tropical deciduous forests lose their leaves in the dry season and regrow them in the rainy season. In temperate deciduous forests, trees lose their leaves in the fall and regrow them in the spring.

Source: UP govt proposes chopper services to DTR, experts raise concern