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International Day of Forests observed on 21 March

The United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2012. United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization are the main organisers of the Forest Day. The Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of all types of forests. The theme for each International Day of Forests is selected ..

Forest Fires of Amazon

A slew of forest fires have appeared in the rainforests of the Amazon, which causing large parts of the forest to go up in flames and has destroyed biomass accumulated over  millions of years of accumulated biomass in an instance. While forest fires in the Amazon are not new, this year a record 73000 forest ..

Short Note : Sonitpur district, Assam

The Sonitpur district is the second largest (area wise) and the third most populous district in Assam. The district headquarters of the Sonitpur district is located in Tezpur. It is known for its immense flora and fauna reserves and is home to multiple national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Nameri National Park The Nameri National Park ..

Peoples Biodiversity Registers

India has recorded a marginal increase in forest cover, according to the India State of Forest Report 2017. Draft National Forest Policy, 2018 calls for increasing forest cover, involving communities in forest management, and creating plantations for industrial use. People’s biodiversity registers Forest cover had increased in India by 0.21% in 2017 from 2015, and that ..

2018 International Day of Forests celebrated on 21 March

The International Day of Forests is observed every year on March 21 to provide a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect us. The 2018 theme “Forests and Sustainable Cities” focuses on how forests and trees in urban ..

Madhya Pradesh, the state with maximum forest cover area

As per latest India State of Forest Report 2011, amongst all the Indian states, MP has the maximum Forest Cover area in country. As per latest India State of Forest Report 2011: Geographical area of the country is under Forest and Tree cover: 23.81% i.e. 78.29 million hectare Madhya Pradesh has 11.24% of the total ..