ASOLA BHATTI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     1st December 2023        
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Context: Recently, the Delhi High Court raised concerns about the proposed event in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, calling for the original file on the proposal and documents demonstrating its adherence to norms.

Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Coverage Area: 32.71 km2 area on the Southern Delhi Ridge of Aravalli hill range.
  • Location: Delhi-Haryana border lies in Southern Delhi as well as northern parts of Faridabad and Gurugram districts of Haryana state.
  • It is also part of the Sariska-Delhi Wildlife Corridor, which runs from the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan to Delhi Ridge.
  • Vegetation: Dry deciduous,
  • Flora: Consists of Prosopis juliflora as the dominant exotic species and Diospyros montana as the dominant native species in the sanctuary.
    • Fauna: Golden Jackals, Striped-Hyenas, Indian crested-Porcupines, Civets, Jungle Cats, Snakes, Monitor Lizards, Mongoose etc.