What Are Sacred Groves? What is Their Role in Conservation - Biology

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Sacred groves are tracts of forest which are regenerated around places of worship. Sacred groves are found in Rajasthan, Western Ghats of Karnataka,and Maharashtra, Meghalaya, and Madhya Pradesh. Sacred groves help in the protection of many rare, threatened, and endemic species of plants and animals found in an area. The process of deforestation is strictly prohibited in this region by tribals. Hence, the sacred grove biodiversity is a rich area.

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Chapter 15: Biodiversity and Conservation - Exercises [Page 269]

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NCERT Biology Class 12
Chapter 15 Biodiversity and Conservation
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