Commercially important bamboo, Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss is the abundantly occurring in the forests of Kerala state in India. The average growing stock of B. bambos per ha in different stand density classes in the forests of Kerala was estimated through a statistically designed field survey in natural forests.

Biotic pressure on Protected Areas (PAs) in developing countries is primarily to satisfy the fuelwood requirements and is one of the factors affecting their conservation.