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The land of the dawn-lit mountains is located in the north –eastern corner of the country. The total geographic area of the state is 83,743 km2, which is 2.5% of the country’s geographic area. Main rivers of the state are Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Lohit and Trip which slope down to the plains of Assam. The human population of the state is 1.09 million (0.1% of the country’s population) out of which rural population constitutes 79.6% of the state’s population. The livestock population is 0.8 million. The State is ranked second among States and UTs in terms of area under forest cover. 

 

 

 

 

 

Recorded Forest Area

Reserved Forest (RF)

10,178 km2

Protected Forest (PF)

9.536 km2

Unclassed Forest (UF)

31,826 km2

Total

51,540 km2

Of State’s Geographic Area

61.55%

Of Country’s Forest Area

6.65%

 

Forest Cover

Very Dense Forest

13, 907 km2

Open Forest

14,508 km2

Moderately Dense Forest

39,604 km2

Total

68,045 km2

Of State’s Geographic Area

81.22%

Of Country’s Forest Cover

10.03%

 

 

 

Source:

Tree Cover

Culturable Non-ForestArea (CNFA)

12,504 km2

No. of trees per ha of CNFA

10.8

Tree Cover

363  km2

Of State’s Geographic Area

0.43%

Of CNFA

2.90%

 

 

 

 

Forest & Tree Cover

Total forest & Tree Cover

68,382 km2

Of State’s Geographic Area

81.66%

Of Country’s Forest & Tree Cover

8.79%

Per capita Forest & Tree Cover

6.27 ha

 

 

  

 

District-wise Forest Cover (Arunachal Pradesh)

Number of Districts: 13                                                 Area in Sq. Km                                              

District

Geographical

Area

Forest cover

Percent

Change

Very Dense

Moderately Dense

Open Forest

Total Forest

ChanglangTH

4,662

1,879

1,539

888

4,306

92.36

-46

Dibang ValleyTH

13,029

851

5,836

2,736

9,423

72.32

12

Kameng EastTH

11,556

2,583

5,548

2,107

10,238

88.59

4

Kameng WestTH

LohitTH

11,402

1,955

4,224

1,615

7,794

68.36

34

PapumpareTH

3,462

754

1,699

834

3,287

94.95

7

Siang EastTH

3,655

448

1,944

480

2,872

78.58

9

Siang UpperTH

7,050

736

3,676

1,198

5,610

79.57

11

Siang WestTH

7,813

997

4,884

946

6,827

87.38

-69

Subansiri LowerTH

9,548

2,286

4,745

1,704

8,735

91.49

-53

Subansiri UpperTH

7,032

849

3,803

1,155

5,807

82.58

67

TawangTH

2,172

110

664

453

1,227

56.49

12

TirapTH

2,362

459

1,042

392

1,893

80.14

-14

Total

83,743

13,907

39,604

14,508

68,019

81.22

-26

 

Land use classification in Arunachal Pradesh:

Sl. No. Land Use Area (in Km2) % of Geographical Area
1. Total Geographical Area 83743  
2. Forest Area 51540 61.54
3. Fallow Land 646.3 0.771
4. Land under misc. tree crops 444.55 0.53
5. Cultivable wasteland 330.94 0.395
6. Cropped Area 1931.93 2.307
7. Area not available for cultivation 427.89 0.5109

Source: Statistical Abstract of Arunachal Pradesh, 1998.

Legal Forest Status:

Sl. No. Legal Classification Area (Km2) % of Recorded Forest % of Geographical Area
1. Reserve Forests 9722.69 18.86 11.61
2. Protected Forests 694.3 1.35 0.82
3. Anchal Reserve Forest 329.38 0.64 0.39
4. Village Reserve Forest 300.24 0.58 0.36
5. National Parks 2468.24 4.79 2.94
6. Wild Life Sanctuary 7059.75 13.70 8.43
7. Unclassified State Forest 30965.39 60.08 36.90
  Total: 51540 100 61.55

Source: 'Forest Statistics (Up to Year 2000-2001) Arunachal Pradesh'.

Forest Types of Arunachal Pradesh:

Sl. No. Broad Forest Type As per Champion & Seth Altitudinal Range Important Species
1. Tropical Semi Ever Green 2/B/C1/Ia, 2/B/C1b/ISI Near Alluvial Plains Amoora wallichii, Pterospermum acerifolium, Stereospermum chelonoides, Altingia excelsa.
2. Tropical Ever Green 1/B/C1, 1/B/C2 Up to 610 meters Kayea assamica, Mesua ferrea, Dysoxylum procerum, Echnocarpus sp.
3. Tropical Wet Ever Green 8/B/C1 Up to 900 meters Phoeba paniculata, Actinodaphne obovata, Alnus nepalansis, Phoebe attenuata.
4. Sub Tropical broad leaved 3C3/Bb, 3C/IS2 Up to 900-1900 meters Bombax ceiba, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Terminalia bellirica, Sterculia villosa.
5. Sub Tropical Pine III/9/DS/1 1000-1800 meters Pinus Roxburghii, Pinus wallichiana and Pinus merkusii.
6. Wet Temperate Forests IV/11/IIB/C1, IV/11/IIB/C2 1800-2750 meters Quercus lamellosa, Quercus sp. Castanopsis indica, Acer hookeri.
7. Mixed Coniferous Forests IV/12/C1/3a, IV/12/C/3b 2300-3350 meters Abies sp. Tsuga dumosa.
8. Alpine V/C2, VI/ISC3, VI/16/C1, E1 3000-5500 meters Rhododendron, Primula, Saussaurea, Saxifraga.
9. Bamboo Brakes 1B/2S   Bambusa pallida, Schizostachyum polymorphum, Bambusa tulda, Dendrocalamus hamiltonii

Source: 'Forest Statistics (Up to Year 2000-2001) Arunachal Pradesh'.

Forest Cover change matrix in Arunachal Pradesh:                            (Area in Km2)

2001 Assessment 2003 Assessment Total Area
Dense Forest Open Forest Scrub Non-Forest
Dense forest 51,261 1,907 0 764 53,932
Open forest 2,172 11,524 0 417 14,113
Scrub 0 0 111 30 141
Non-forest 78 1,077 5 14,397 15,557
Total 2003 53,511 14,508 116 15,608 83,743
Net Change -421* 395 -25 51  

 

List of Forest Rest Houses:

Sl. No. Name of Division Locations
1 Deomali Deomali FRH, APFC IB
2 Namdapha (Miao) Deban
3 Lohit FD, Tezu Tezu
4 Roing Roing, Sally lake, Mayodia
5 Pasighat Sille
6 Mouling NP Ramsing
7 Along Likabali
8 Hapoli Yachuli
9 Banderdewa Tarajuli, Simnaparbat, Daffalgarh
10 Itanagar Chimpu (Forest IB), APFC IB
11 Seijusa Seijusa
12 Khellong Tipi, Foothill Range, Rowta, Namorah and Chopai
13 Bomdila Nafra, Bomdila
14 Tawang Tawang
15 Namsai Namsai

Source: 'Forest Statistics (Up to Year 2000-2001) Arunachal Pradesh'.

Administrative set up of Forest Department:

District Name of Forest Circles covering the district No. of Forest Division No. of Ranges No. of beat offices
Territ- orial Survey/WP/SF Research & Wildlife Accounts beat Non-accounts beat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tawang Western Circle (Banderdewa) 0 1 3 4 -
West Kameng -do- 3 1 9 6 12
East Kameng -do- 1 1 14 14 7
Papumpare DFO Bandardewa,

DFO Sagalee.

2 6 27 7 13
Lower Subansiri -do- 1 - 6 - 5
Upper Subansiri Central Circle (Pasighat) 1 1 3 - 8
West Siang -do- 1   7 - 12
East Siang -do- 1   7 2 7
Upper Siang -do- 1 - 6 2 6
Dibang Valley Eastern Circle (Tezu) 1 2 1 0 7
Lohit -do- 2 2 18 1 18
Changlang Southern Circle (Deomali) 2 4 13 4 8
Tirap -do- 1 1 5 1 6
Total A.P. 4 17 22 119 41 109

Source: 'Forest Statistics (Up to Year 2000-2001) Arunachal Pradesh'.

Sl. No. Name of Circle Name of Division Name of Range
1. Western Circle, Banderdewa Banderdewa Divn. Daflagarh
Banderdewa
Subansiri
Drupong
Kokila
Doimukh
Dirgha
Shergaon Divn. (Rupa) Shergaon
Kalaktang
Rupa
Bomdila Divn. Nafra
Bomdila
Khupi
Dirang
Seppa Divn. Seppa
Bameng
Khenewa
Chayang Tajo
Khellong Divn.(Bhalukpon Seijusa
Bhalukpong
Foothills
Rowta
Amortala
Namorah
Hapoli Divn. (Ziro) Tale Valley
Palin
Raga
Hapoli
Yachuli
Tawang SF. Divn. Tawang
Lumla
Jang
Sagalee Divn. Leporiang
Mangio
Kheel Toru
Sagalee
2. Eastern Circle (Tezu) Lohit Divn. Tezu Ditchu
Tezu
Hailong
Tefragram
Sunpura
Namsai Divn. Tengapani
Manabhum
Namsai
Chowkham
Wakro
Medo
Dibang Divn. (Roing) Roing
Hunli
Santipur
Koronu
Dambuk, Bizari
Anini Divn. Anini
Etalin
AP Training Institute (Roing)  
3. Southern Circle (Deomali) Deomali Division Deomali
Nokfan
Borduria
Kanubari
Khonsa Divn. Lazu
Longding
Khonsa
Nampong Divn. (Jairampur) Diyum
Nampong
Namphai
Bordumsa
Changlang S.F Divn. Namdang
Changlang
4. Central Circle (Pasighat) Pasighat Divn. Mebo
Pasighat
Ruksin
Nari
Korang Acctt. Beat
Likabali Divn. Likabali
Laipolia
Gensi
Along Divn. Along
Mechuka
Basar
Liromoba
Yingkiong Divn. Yingkiong
Karko
Boleng
Daporijo Divn. Maro
Daporijo
Taliha
5. Addl. PCCF (Wildlife & B.D), Itanagar Mouling WL Sanctuary Divn.,(Jengging) Ramsing
Jengging
Namdapha WL Sanctuary Divn., (Miao) Miao
Wakro (Kamlang WL Range)
Field Director Project Tiger, (Miao) Deban
Gandhigram
D. Ering WL Sanctuary Divn.,(Pasighat) Borguli
Anchalghat
Sibiamukh
Pakke WL Sanctuary Divn.(Seijusa) Tipi
Ramalingam
Seijusa
Mehao WL. Sanctuary Divn.(Roing) Deopani
Dy. Chief Wild Life Warden(Naharlgn.) Tale Valley
Poma
Biological Park
6. Working Plan & Resource Survey Circle, Itanagar Northern Working Plan Divn.(Itanagar) NWP-I
NWP-II
Southern Working Plan Divn.(Namsai) SWP-I
SWP-II
Northern Resource Survey Divn. (Kamengbari) NRS-I
NRS-II
Southern Resource Survey Divn. (Deomali)  
7. Research & Evaluation Silviculture Divn., Chimpu Research Range, (Itanagar)
Research Range Const., (Itanagar)
Division Office
Chessa
Namsai
Dirang
Seijusa
Tipi
Social Forestry Divn. (Itanagar) I. G. Park
Naharlagun SF Range
Capital Functional Range, (Itanagar)
Itanagar SF Range
Yupia
    Waste Lands Development Division, (Namsai)  

                                                                                                                                           

The forest type and the species diversity of plant and animal:                                                               

Sl. No.

Zone

Forest Type

Plant spp.

Animal

1

Tropical (Plains)

Tropical evergreen 4A/b1/1 tropical semi-evergreen 2/B/C1/1a Reverie Semi evergreen

Altingia excelsa, Diptorocarpus gracils, D.retusus,

Asian Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Clouded leopard, Takin, Chinese Pangolin, Himalayan Black Bear, Hoolock gibbon, Capped langur, Slow loris, Assamese macaque, Stump tailed macaque, Pig tailed macaque, Rhesus macaque, Black mutjac, Leaf deer, Musk deer etc.

2

Sub Tropical (upto 900-1800 mtr).

Sub-Tropical broad leaved

3C3/Bb, 3c/Is2

Castonopsis, Quercus, Populus, Tsuga, Acer, Abies, Cupressus, Pine.

3

Sub Tropical (upto 900-1800 mtr.

Sub-Tropical pine forest (1200-1800 mtrs) 11/9/DS/1

Pinus roxburghii, Pinus Wallichiana, Pinus mesksii

4

Temperate (1800-2750 mtrs.

Temperate broad leaved forests IV/II/IIB/C1 IV/II/IIB/C2 sub-ayrine and Alpine

Quercus lamsllosa, Castonopsis India Acer hookeri

5

Alpine

V/C2, VI/ISC3, VI/16/C1, E1

 

Sl. No.

Plant groups

No. of families in Arunachal Pradesh

No. of genera in Arunachal Pradesh

No. of species in Arunachal Pradesh

1

Angiosperm

192

1295

4117

2

Dicotyledons

165

970

2986

3

Monocotyledons

27

325

1131

4

Gymnosperm

8

18

29

5

Pteridophytes

43

133

452

 

Dominant families of Angiosperms of Arunachal Pradesh, India and world

Sl. No.

Name of the family

Arunachal Pradesh

India

World

 

 

Genera

Species

Genera

Species

Gen.

Species

 

Orchidaceae

122

545

184

1229

735

15000

 

Leguminoceae

67

196

191

1152

690

17600

 

Asteraceae

68

186

167

950

900

1300

 

Rubiaceae

52

159

115

659

500

6000

 

Ericaceae

9

158

15

199

50

1350

 

Poaceae

76

153

260

1200

620

10000

 

Urticaceae+Moraceae

25

129

25

114

45

550

 

Rosaceae

18

111

44

492

100

2000

 

Cyperaceae

22

96

38

545

90

4000

 

Euphorbiaceae

39

94

84

528

300

5000

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