Forest Conservation Efforts – NFP, Western Ghats, etc.

Green cover battling for survival in Karnataka

  1. There is a stark reduction in moderately dense forest by nearly 30,000 acres in the state of Karnataka.
  2. The moderately dense forest are generally found in the lower reaches of Western Ghats.
  3. The dense forests form only 4% of the total forest area in the State.
  4. The state has seen massive increase in open forests that are either afforested land or plantations.
  5. The large-scale replanting of eucalyptus and acacia plantations may have led to the perception of lower greenery in the State.
  1. There is a stark reduction in moderately dense forest by nearly 30,000 acres in the state of Karnataka.
  2. The moderately dense forest are generally found in the lower reaches of Western Ghats.
  3. The dense forests form only 4% of the total forest area in the State.
  4. The state has seen massive increase in open forests that are either afforested land or plantations.
  5. The large-scale replanting of eucalyptus and acacia plantations may have led to the perception of lower greenery in the State.
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