Keywords: Tree diversity, Regeneration status, Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Community characteristics
The present investigation is carried out to analyze the tree diversity, community characteristics, and regeneration status of tree species of Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary of Tripura, NE India. The random quadrate sampling method was followed to find the regeneration status and to reveal the health of the forest in terms of diversity indices. The result bared 44 tree species under 27 families in the study area. Tree density of the sanctuary was recorded as 599 tree/hectare and the total tree basal area was found as 44.77 m2/hectare. Maximum species showed fair regeneration (47.73%) status. Some important tree species showed no regeneration. Biodiversity indices value showed enormous tree diversity of Rowa WLS despite its small area. The results of this study may help in better management of the Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Authors are highly grateful to the Department of Forest, Government of Tripura for providing boarding and lodging in the forest guest house of the sanctuary.