Forest cover: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

CAG Report: Gujarat Tree Cover shrank between 2006 and 2017

Published: September 28, 2020

The Comptroller and Audit General (CAG) recently submitted its reports at both the houses of the parliaments. According to the report, forest cover in Gujarat decreased between 2006 and 2017. Highlights The report says that the tree cover in the state was 8,390 square kilo metres. It shrank to 6,910 kilo metres in 2017. According ..

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Deforestation of Amazon Forest: Highest in 5 years

Published: June 13, 2020

On June 12, 2020, the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) announced that the increase in deforestation of Amazon forests has been the highest in 2019 as compared to last 5 years. Highlights The research institute has found that the deforestation has increased by 91 square kilo metre in 2019 as compared to 2018. In ..

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FSI: 21.4% of forest cover prone to forest fires

Published: January 4, 2020

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released India State of Forest Report, 2019. The report predominantly talks about forest cover in the country. The report also mentions about forest fires in the country. Highlights of forest fire According to the report, 21.4% of Indian forests are prone to forest fires. The report ..

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Anthropologic effects on Himalayan Forests

Published: August 21, 2019

The rapidly changing climate is just one of the many byproducts of increasing insensitive eco-activities of humans. The Himalayan forests are one of the most crucial biomes of the country and support a large amount of biomass and organisms in their range. What has happened? Human activity in Himalayan forests ranges from trekking, camping, slash ..

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Northeast States crowds list of states with most Dense Tree, Forest Cover

Published: August 12, 2019

According to recent information provided by Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to Parliament, Northeast crowds list of states with most dense tree and forest cover in the country. It was based on assessment of forest and tree cover are done by Forest Survey of India (FSI), whose findings are published in ..

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