Forest Conservation Efforts – NFP, Western Ghats, etc.

Hyderabad wins Global ‘Tree City’ Status


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Tree Cities of the World

Mains level : Urban forestry

Hyderabad city has received another feather in its cap by being chosen as one among the ‘Tree Cities of the World’.

Tree Cities of the World

  • The Tree Cities of the World programme is an international effort to recognize cities and towns committed to ensuring that their urban forests and trees are properly maintained, sustainably managed, and duly celebrated.
  • This status is accorded by the Arbor Day Foundation jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN.
  • To receive recognition, a town or city must meet five core standards:
  1. Establish Responsibility
  2. Set the Rules
  3. Know What You Have
  4. Allocate the Resources and
  5. Celebrate the Achievements

Try this question:

Q.The Miyawaki Forests technique has to potential to revolutionize the concept of urban afforestation in India. Discuss.

Why it is a great achievement?

  • Hyderabad is the only city in the country to have been selected for this recognition in response to its commitment to growing and maintaining urban forestry.
  • The recognition stands Hyderabad alongside 120 cities from 23 countries, including developed nations such as USA, UK, Canada, Australia and others.

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