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New Study on Tree Species

Around hundred scientists from different parts of the world came together and studied about different tree species. They found that there are 73,000 tree species in the world. Of these only 64,000 is known to humans. What did the scientists find? 43% of the tree species in the world occur in South America. 22% occur ..

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India’s Rank in Forest Area Gain

The Economic Survey released by the Department of Economic Affairs recently said that India ranks third in the world in terms of forest gain area. India has added 2,66,000 hectares of forest area every year between 2010 and 2020. What did the survey say about forest area in India? 24% of the total geographical area ..

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India’s State of Forest Report 2021

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released the State of Forest Report 2021. It is called the ISFR, 2021. The report says that there has been a continuous growth of forest cover in India. The current forest cover of India is 7,13,789 square kilometres. Increase in Forest Cover In the last two ..

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Global Forest Goals Report, 2021

The United Nations recently released the Global Forest Goals Report, 2021. According to the report, the COVID-19 has increased the challenges faced by countries in managing their forests. Key Findings of the report During COVID-19 the forest dependent population faced reduced income, job losses, diminished access to markets and information. Most of the forest dependent ..

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Study: Only 3% of land areas unspoiled by humans

The researchers from Key Biodiversity Areas Secretariat at Cambridge have figured out the amount of “Intact Habitat” on the earth. An Intact habitat is an unbroken natural landscape with no signs of human activity. However, the study has included an additional factor to define “Intact Habitat”, which is, in these regions the plant and animal ..

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March 21: International Day of Forests

The International Day of Forests is observed by the United Nations on March 21. The day commemorate the green cover across the world highlighting its importance. The day was observed under the theme– “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being”. About International Day of Forests The international day of forest was proclaimed by the ..

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