Forest Conservation Efforts – NFP, Western Ghats, etc.

What are various classification of forests?

 

  1. The Forest Survey of India (FSI) classifies forest cover in 4 classes.
  2. Very Dense forest: All lands with tree cover (including mangrove cover) of canopy density of 70% and above.
  3. Moderately dense forest: All lands with tree cover (including mangrove cover) of canopy density between 40% and 70%.
  4. Open forests: All lands with tree cover (including mangrove cover) of canopy density between 10% and 40%.
  5. Scrubs: All forest lands with poor tree growth mainly of small or stunted trees having canopy density less than 10%.
  1. The Forest Survey of India (FSI) classifies forest cover in 4 classes.
  2. Very Dense forest: All lands with tree cover (including mangrove cover) of canopy density of 70% and above.
  3. Moderately dense forest: All lands with tree cover (including mangrove cover) of canopy density between 40% and 70%.
  4. Open forests: All lands with tree cover (including mangrove cover) of canopy density between 10% and 40%.
  5. Scrubs: All forest lands with poor tree growth mainly of small or stunted trees having canopy density less than 10%.
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