Do We Have Enough Forests ? A Review of Conventional Wisdom

2009 Vol 9

Do We Have Enough Forests ? A Review of Conventional Wisdom

 Kumkum Sinha 1 and Sudha Upadhyay 2

1Department of Physics, Ranchi Women’s College, Ranchi University, Ranchi

2Department of Chemistry, Ranchi Women’s College, Ranchi University,Ranchi

ABSTRACT Considering the pivotal role of forests in global sustainability practices, conservation of forests has gained immense importance in today’s world. Its potentiality towards acquiring sustainability is immense. A large number of our village dwellers residing in the vicinity of forests are still dependent somehow or other on the forests for their livelihood. The gradually diminishing flora and fauna, on the verge of extinction, can not be overlooked and need special care as they are an integral part of our global environment. On one hand efficient forest management can fulfill to a great extent the growing global demand for renewable bio resources —- feedstock of biotechnology and at the same time, it is indispensable for the mitigation of ever increasing environmental problems. So, it becomes pertinent to implement multifaceted strategies of conservation for sustainable development

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