Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary

Yawal tehsil of Jalgaon district. It is an excellent wildlife habitat in western Satpura hill ranges similar to Melghat Tiger Reserve. The forest type is Southern tropical dry deciduous forests. In the northern Maharashtra the protected area has viable tiger population and has an extensive forest area on the outskirts. Teak, Salai and Anjan trees dominate the forest, other main species are Ain, Shisam, Haldu, Tiwas, Khair, Charoli, Jamun, Tendu, Awala etc. There is a dense growth of bamboo and grasses. Tiger, Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Fox, Wolf, Sambar, Chinkara, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Jungle Cat, Palm Civet, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Flying Squirrel etc. common grass land birds and hill birds dominate the avifauna in addition there are few wet land birds do exist. Sukilake do attract migratory birds. Area by virtue of border with Madhya Pradesh is subject to immerse biotic pressure.

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