Flora & Fauna


Uttarakhand is blessed with a one of a kind and assorted scope of biodiversity. From the snowbound pinnacles of the Himalayas to the wet Alpine clean, sub Alpine woods, dry – mild and clammy calm woodlands to damp deciduous backwoods, the state has a wide biodiversity that consequently sustains a substantial assortment of botanical and faunal frames.

The state is home to almost 4048 types of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms having a place with 1198 genera under 192 families. Of these about 116 species are explicit to Uttarakhand for example their topographical circulation is restricted to the limits of the state. 161 types of vegetation found in Uttarakhand are perceived as uncommon or compromised under the order of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Out of the 223 types of Orchids revealed from the North Western Himalayas, more than 150 have been accounted for from the State.

This extraordinary flower decent variety bolsters a wide assortment of faunal frames as well. It incorporates around 102 types of well evolved creatures, 623 types of fowls, 124 types of fish, 69 types of reptiles and 19 types of creatures of land and water. Very imperiled species like the Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Tiger, Asian Elephant, Bharal, Himalayan Monal, Cheer Pheasant, King Cobra and so on find appropriate natural surroundings in the woodlands of Uttarakhand.

This valuable regular riches is our normal legacy. So as to preserve this legacy, the state has pronounced twelve regions as ‘Ensured’ including 6 National Parks and six Wildlife Sanctuaries. About 65% of the geological zone of the State is under backwoods spread, of which over 12% goes under the Protected Area arrange. This surpasses the national normal by a reasonable edge and is an impression of the state’s duty to protection. The Corbett National Park, built up in 1936 is the principal National Park of the Asian terrain. The Nandadevi Biosphere Reserve, set up under the “Man and biosphere” program of UNESCO has the pleasure of being Uttarakhand’s just and the nation’s second Biosphere Reserve. This biodiversity riches is the pride of Uttarakhand.


Ensured territories like Nanda Devi Biosphere, Corbett National Park, Rajaji National Park, Valley of blossoms, Govind Pashu Vihar are well – investigated region while the under – investigated secured zones incorporate Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary, Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

In excess of 350 types of Plants are undermined and jeopardized in the state. The majority of these undermined plant species are to be found on the slopes and have been over-abused for therapeutic, sweet-smelling or business closes. The most undermined among the tree species are individuals from the family Aceraceae. All individuals from the family Orchidaceae are uncertain, uncommon or imperiled. Types of the family Woodsiaceae, for example, Wooddia Andersonii and Woodsia Cyaloba are accepted to be terminated or amazingly exceedingly imperiled. The status of more that 80% of plants is either vague or there id scarcely any data about them, requiring long haul inquire about for region astute profiling of plant types of the state.

Buransh is an all-season medium-tallness tree found at heights extending from 1500 to 3600 meters in the Himalayan area. The leaves of the tree are thick and it blossoms are chime molded and dark red, white, pink and purple. The roses sprout in clusters and a rhododendron tree in full bloom exhibits a striking visual. The concentrate from the blossoms has essential restorative qualities.


Uttarakhand is perhaps one of only a handful couple of locales on the planet where all the existence zones from sub-tropical hot to Arctic virus exist inside an adjustable separation of 100 Km, in this manner giving an astoundingly rich flower and faunal decent variety. The State has 12 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries that spread 13.8% of the all out territory of the state. The different parks and havens are situated at various elevations shifting from 800 meters to the high height secured zones at 5400 meters. Aside from these, there are two Conservation Reserves– The Asan Barrage and Jhilmil Tal preservation Reserves, two World Heritage locales – the Nanda Devi Biosphere hold and Valley of Flowers National Park. The state brags of the main national park of the Indian Sub-landmass – the Corbett National Park, with its significant attractions being tiger, elephant and panther. It likewise homes a broad assortment of winged animals and offers its limit with the Rajaji National Park.

Right around 300 types of wild blossoms sprout here and pull in nature darlings, botanists, environmentalists, zoologists, ornithologists and trekkers. Other National Parks and Sanctuaries incorporate Binog Wildlifie Sanctuary close Mussoorie, Govind Pashu Vihar and National Park, Askot Wildlife Sanctuary, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Binsar Wild Life Sanctuary close Almora and Gangotri National Park.