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Gujarat

The Gujarat State is located in the western part of India and is unique for its geographic features. It has four biogeographic zones out of a total ten in India, which is the highest as compared to any other state. The topography, which is generally flat and undulating, has the longest coastline in the country. A large area covered by saline desert and also confluence of three hill ranges, namely, Aravali, Vindhyan and Western Ghats. And hence there exists a unique & rich biodiversity in the state.

The State has about 8.7% of the total geographical under its four National Parks and twenty-two wildlife sanctuaries, which is more than double the national average. It is equally important that a drought prone state like Gujarat has about one third of country’s wetlands, which provide habitat to millions of migratory birds and other forms of life. Thus the state is not very rich in forest land is remarkably rich in biodiversity.

The State is proud to have the last natural abode for the Asiatic Lions. The state has also unique population of Indian Wild Ass. A large number of resident and migratory birds such as Flamingoes, Cranes, Pelicans, Storks, Lesser Floricans, Great Indian Bustards etc. add richness to the amazing biodiversity that the state has. The four main rivers namely Narmada, Mahisgar, Tapi & Sabarmati passes through the state which harbor many freshwater life forms.  

The Gujarat State Office of WWF-India is located in Vadodara, the place of the Founder President of WWF-India, Late Shree Fatehsingh Rao Gaekwad, since more than 25 years and one of the oldest State Offices in India.

 The Gujarat State Office currently engaged in Environment Education through Nature Club of India Movement with Schools/Colleges, important Days event celebration, Nature Education Camps in different National Parks & Wild life Sanctuaries within Gujarat & out side Gujarat.
 
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Key Contact

Mautik Dave

Manager, WWF-India,
Valsad Divisional Office 8, Amisha Society, Opp. First Gate Atul - 396020
Dist. Valsad (Gujarat)
Phone: (02632) 233597 (M) 98981 97875
Email : mdave@wwfindia.net

Current Conservation Projects of the Gujarat State Office:

  • Asiatic Lion Conservation Project
  • Alternative Livelihood for the tribals of Dangs Forests
  • Marine Turtle Conservation project along the Coastline of Gujarat
  • Nature Education Campaign for Marginalised Schools
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