Natural Vegetation and Wildlife – Notes
Biodiversity – Natural Vegetation and Wildlife
A plant community that has grown naturally without human aid is called natural vegetation.
Virgin vegetation is natural vegetation that has been left undisturbed by humans for a long time.
Virgin vegetation of purely Indian origin is known as endemic or indigenous species.
Plants that have come from outside India are termed exotic plants.
Biodiversity in a region typically refers its flora as well as fauna.
Flora refers to the plants of a particular region or period.
Fauna is the collective term for the species of animals in a particular region or period.
Biodiversity is caused by: