What are sacred groves? What is their role in conservation?
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