Uttarakhand National Park & Tiger Reserves
Uttarakhand has a diversity of flora and fauna. It has a recorded forest area of 34,666 km which constitutes 65% of the total area of the state. Uttarakhand is home to rare species of plants and animals, many of which are protected by sanctuaries and reserves. There are 6 National Parks, 8 Sanctuaries in Uttarakhand and 1 Biosphere Reserve in Uttarakhand. Corbett National Park (Is the Oldest and First National Park of India) at Ramnagar in Nainital District, and Valley of Flowers National Park and Nanda Devi National Park in Chamoli District, which together are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A number of plant species in the valley are internationally threatened, including several that have not been recorded from elsewhere in Uttarakhand. Rajaji National Park in Haridwar District and Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary and Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi District are some other protected areas in the state.