Department of Environment and Forest of Arunachal Pradesh

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Department of Environment and Forests of Arunachal Pradesh
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Seal and Logo of the Department of Environment and Forests of Arunachal Pradesh
Agency overview
Jurisdiction State Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Headquarters Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Parent agency State government of Arunachal Pradesh
Website Official website of the Department of Environment and Forests of Arunachal Pradesh

The Department of Environment and Forests of Arunachal Pradesh or DEFAP is a state-sponsored agency responsible for conserving the environment, by establishing protected areas in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.[1]

Statistics[edit]

According to the official website, 10185.40 square kilometers are being protected by the agency. That's 12 percent of the total area of the state and 15 percent of the total forest cover in the state - 68045 square kilometers. There are 8715 species of plant life within Arunachal's forests, which contributes to the importance of wildlife reserves. Arunachal is a very rural state, most of the state being a forest, and wildlife protection is extremely important to the people living in Arunachal Pradesh.

Sanctuaries[edit]

There are a total of eight wildlife sanctuaries and one reserve protected by the Department of Environment and Forests:

See also[edit]

References, sources, and citations[edit]