Large green patches, apart from recorded forests, to get protection. Clarity to help industry

The State Forest Policy introduced in 2008 aimed to bring 33 per cent of the state under forest cover.

The recent forest fires in Uttarakhand torched over 2,000 hectares. In a three-part series, Business Standard looks at the burning issues that need to be resolved

The vision of the National Forestry Policy is: “Restore and maintain the country’s environmental integrity, increase and stabilize forest cover to at least 20% of the country’s geographical area, address the emerging challenges of climate change and sustainable flow of ecosystem services, and ensure food security and poverty alleviation by addre

Forests are rich in biodiversity and valuable for recreation, water regulation and soil protection. As well as for providing timber and other non-wood forest products, forests are important for mitigating climate change and for the renewable energy sector.

ZAMBIA has been identified by the global community as a place that can contribute to the mitigation of climate change due to its abundant forests.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Republic of Korea was one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Deforestation had stripped the country of half its forest cover, contributing to severe erosion, repetitive flood and drought damage and a decrease in agricultural production which threatened national food security.

Forests are rich in biodiversity and valuable for recreation, water regulation and soil protection. As well as for providing timber and other non-wood forest products, forests are important for mitigating climate change and for the renewable energy sector.

The need for restoring forests is increasing in the Asia-Pacific region considering the extensive areas of degraded forests and lands. In this context, a new approach, called forest landscape restoration (FLR) is currently being promoted widely.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Changes in Forest Rules, 01/03/2016. Use of forest land and cutting of trees standing thereon for widening of roads and execution of other non-forest activities requires prior approval of Central Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

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