Forest Conservation Efforts – NFP, Western Ghats, etc.

India adds 112 sq. km. to mangrove cover

  1. The latest report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), 2015 has recorded a net increase of 112 sq. km. of mangroves forest.
  2. The FSI report in 2013 recorded a net decrease of 34 sq. km. of mangrove forest.
  3. 2015 Report: The overall mangrove cover in the country stands at 4,740 sq. km., which is 0.14 sq. km. of India’s overall geographical area.
  4. Mangroves are crucial to the survival of the coastal ecosystem, which is very vulnerable to climate change.
  5. The studies suggest that mangroves absorb the highest amount of carbon in the nature, including soil carbon.
  1. The latest report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), 2015 has recorded a net increase of 112 sq. km. of mangroves forest.
  2. The FSI report in 2013 recorded a net decrease of 34 sq. km. of mangrove forest.
  3. 2015 Report: The overall mangrove cover in the country stands at 4,740 sq. km., which is 0.14 sq. km. of India’s overall geographical area.
  4. Mangroves are crucial to the survival of the coastal ecosystem, which is very vulnerable to climate change.
  5. The studies suggest that mangroves absorb the highest amount of carbon in the nature, including soil carbon.
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