About the Project
Objectives / Highlights
India's forests have undergone substantial changes over the past century as a result of a variety of anthropogenic and natural forces, including growing population pressure. From 1935 to 2010, Odisha's forest cover alone saw a net reduction of 40.5% of the total forest.
Odisha's tiger population needs forests in order to survive. Tigers live in the lush, dense forests because they are a good place for them to live. Trees also give tigers shade, lower the temperature of the water and air, and help them stay healthy overall.
Numerous investigations have shown that this area was the site of extensive dry deciduous forest destruction.This has caused topsoil erosion, a significant rise in the frequency of floods and droughts, and a decrease in rainfall. Ecological balance is maintained by environmentally sound woods, hence it is necessary to cover more land with dense forest.
Where tigers live, many different plants and animals also do well. Tigers can find a lot of animals to eat in a natural area like this. Big herbivores like elephants, hill mynahs, leopards, sambars, barking deer, gaurs, jungle cats, wild boars, four-horned antelopes, giant squirrels, and common langurs all like to live in these natural habitats. There are also grey hornbills, Indian pied hornbills, and Malabar pied hornbills.