Forest And Wildlife Resources of Class 10
Biodiversity: Rich and varied plant and animal species that exist in a particular area.
Ecosystem: Interrelationship between all the plants and animals in a given area.
Vulnerable Species: Species which are rapidly declining and are likely to become endangered in the near future. e.g., Blue sheep, Asiatic elephant.
Endemic Species: Species which are confined to certain areas, isolated by natural or geographical barriers.
Extinct Species: Species which are not found on the earth. e.g., Asiatic cheetah, Pink head duck.
Flora: Natural vegetation cover consisting of forests, grasslands and shrubs.
Fauna: Animals found on the earth in natural environment.
Reserved Forests: Forests meant for conservation of timber and other forest products.
Protected Forests: Forest area which is protected from depletion.
Unclassed Forests: Forests and wastelands that is common to government, private individuals and communities.