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This lecture is by Dr. Poonam Kumaria on forest resources. This lecture clearly highlights forest resources in different parts of the country. As well as emphasis is made on conservation of these resources
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State of the World’s Forests 2016 (SOFO2016)
Agriculture remains the most significant driver of global deforestation. Large-scale commercial agriculture and subsistence agriculture currently account for 73 percent of deforestation in the tropics and subtropics. However, it is possible under certain conditions to achieve sustainable agriculture and food security while also halting deforestation. A new study from FAO - The State of the World’s Forests 2016: Forests and agriculture - land use challenges and opportunities - identifies more than 20 countries that have maintained or increased forest area, and improved food security since 1990. This video focuses on successful methods in Costa Rica, Viet Nam and The Gambia. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy: Managing country's forest and wildlife resources
Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy was the Indian Forest College before 1987. The grounds of the academy is soaked in the sweat of the hard working cadets or candidates for the position of forest officers. The cadets are doing laps of the academy grounds in a file early in the morning before they get started with their physical training session. Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA) was constituted in the year 1987 by renaming the erstwhile Indian Forest College, which was originally established in 1938 for training senior forest officers. It is situated in the New Forest campus of New Forest campus (FRI) on Chakrata Road (NH-72), five kilometres from Dehradun town. IGNFA is currently functioning as a Staff College for the officers of the Indian Forest Service (IFS). The primary mandate of the Academy is to impart knowledge and skills to the professional foresters and help them to develop competence for managing the country forest and wildlife resources on a sustainable basis. In the Academy, training is provided at different levels of seniority in the Indian Forest Service besides training the new entrants to the service. Initially a constituent of Forest Research Institute & Colleges set up in 1938 to impart Professional Forestry Training to newly recruited Forest Officers, it was renamed as Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in 1987 with the added status of staff college to train a cadre of competent forest managers at various levels including in-service training to manage India’s forest resources. Source: http://www.ignfa.gov.in/ This footage is part of the broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The collection comprises of 150, 000+ hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on 4K, 200 fps slow motion, Full HD, HDCAM 1080i High Definition, Alexa and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Please subscribe to our channel wildfilmsindia on Youtube www.youtube.com/wildfilmsindia for a steady stream of videos from across India. Also, visit and enjoy your journey across India at www.clipahoy.com , India's first video-based social networking experience. Reach us at rupindang [at] gmail [dot] com and [email protected] To SUBSCRIBE click the below link: www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WildFilmsIndia Like & Follow Us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/WildernessFilmsIndiaLimited Website: www.wildfilmsindia.com
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Forestry and the forest industry in a green economy
An effort is under way worldwide to better manage our planet's forest resources and better enhance their role in mitigating climate change. Forest loss and degradation in developing countries account for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Monitoring and reducing these emissions has been the key goal for the international community in climate change negotiations and is important for the upcoming Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. Viet Nam is one example of a country that's taking important steps to manage and expand its forest resources. Previous loss of forested areas has been reversed and the country is now increasing forest area by about 1% every year.
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Forest and Natural Resource Management at the University of Minnesota
Learn more at http://z.umn.edu/fnrm Are you interested in forestry, conservation, the environment, parks, and urban forest management? One of the best programs in the country, we have a small community feel with all the resources of a Big Ten university! Explore the Forest and Natural Resource Management major for a degree and career you will love!
The Congo Basin: State of the Forest
The Congo Basin forests are a lifeline for more than 60 million people -- providing food and income for many remote communities, storing huge amounts of carbon, supporting unique ecosystems and regulating the flow of the major rivers across Central Africa. Yet the Congo's forests are being cleared at an alarming rate amid global demand for minerals, energy and wood resources from Africa. Research into the issues facing the Congo Basin is more critical than ever. To learn more, and for more stories from the Congo Basin, visit http://blog.cifor.org/congo Copyright permission for music "Chanter" by Sally Nyolo obtained from Skycap Music.
Forestry and the forest industry in a green economy - Short version
An effort is under way worldwide to better manage our planet's forest resources and better enhance their role in mitigating climate change. Forest loss and degradation in developing countries account for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Monitoring and reducing these emissions has been the key goal for the international community in climate change negotiations and is important for the upcoming Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. Viet Nam is one example of a country that's taking important steps to manage and expand its forest resources. Previous loss of forested areas has been reversed and the country is now increasing forest area by about 1% every year.
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Developing countries look to South Korea as a role model in sustainable forestry..
산림 관리의 모범 대한민국, 개발도상국에게 지속 가능한 산림 관리 기술을 전수하다 The natural beauty of the nation's mountains are the result of years of careful management and re-forestation programs. Experts from developing countries visited South Korea to learn how it looks after forest resources. KIM Da-mi has the full story. South Korea is one of only four countries with a successful history of forest rehabilitation following World War II. In order to learn from Korea's successful reforestation, foreign experts and researchers have gathered in Seoul for workshops and field trips. Korea's reforestation efforts date back to 1950s, when the government introduced the National Forest Plans and fast-growing trees were planted to prevent floods and erosion. In the early 1960s, about 56% of the country was covered by forest, today 64% is covered -- an increase of 840,000 hectares. Nowadays, the focus has shifted from tree-planting to sustainability. Korea's current Sustainable Forest Management policy focuses on balance between forest utilization and preservation, and aims at increasing the amount of natural recreational forests and parks. Not only are forests and recreational parks places for citizens to relax and enjoy nature, but they also create green job opportunities such as forest guides, tree surgeons, and researchers specializing in tree care. "The first time I'm seeing a forest hospital. I haven't even heard about it. All the advancements that happened scientifically and technically has a lot to offer to developing countries...", "I'm particularly interested in how your fire management techniques can be applied back at home, especially wild fire management." Korea's extensive experience in reforestation and sustainable forest management will now help developing countries restore, protect and utilize their own forests. KIM Da-mi, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
Importance of Forest
Class 5: Science: Living things depend on each other: importance of forest
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Why Poor Places Are More Diverse
Thanks to The Kwongan Foundation at the University of Western Australia for supporting this video: http://www.plants.uwa.edu.au/alumni/kwongan MinuteEarth is now on Patreon! Please support us at: http://www.patreon.com/minuteearth And subscribe! - http://www.youtube.com/user/minuteearth?sub_confirmation=1 ________________________ Created by Henry Reich Production and Writing Team: Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Emily Elert, Ever Salazar, Kate Yoshida, and Henry Reich Music by Nathaniel Schroeder: http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder ________________________ Free iTunes podcasts of MinuteEarth! - https://goo.gl/sfwS6n Facebook - http://facebook.com/minuteearth Twitter - http://twitter.com/MinuteEarth MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth's environment -- in just a few minutes! ________________________ References Borer, ET et al. 2014. Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature 508, 517–520 Fearon, J. 2003. Ethnic and Cultural Diversity by Country. Journal of Economic Growth 8: 195–222. doi:10.1023/A:1024419522867. Guyana Fourth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Guyana Environmental Protection Agency 2010, 83 pages Iyigun, M.F. and A.L. Owen. 1998. Risk, entrepreneurship, and human-capital accumulation, American Economic Review, No. 2, Papers and Proceedings 88 (2), 454-457. Lambers, H (ed). 2014. Plant Life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia, a Global Biodiversity Hotspot - Kwongan Matters. Publisher: University of Western Australia Publishing, Crawley. ISBN: 978-1-74258-564-2 Maffi L. 2005. Linguistic, cultural and biological diversity. Annual Review of Anthropology Vol. 34: 599-617 Nettle, D. 1998. Explaining global patterns of language diversity. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 17(4):354--74. New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora. 2002., CD Preston, DA Pearman, TD Dines (editors), Oxford University Press. 910 pages Sutherland, W. J. 2003. Parallel extinction risk and global distribution of languages and species. Nature, 423:276--279. S. Wennekers, A. van Stel, M. Carree, and R. Thurik, 2010. The Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Economic Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship 6: 167-237. Yamada G. 1996. Urban Informal Employment and Self-Employment in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURAL CHANGE. 44: 289-314. IMAGE CREDITS: Kwongan - Kwongan Foundation http://www.plants.uwa.edu.au/alumni/kwongan Rainforest - Bishnu Sarangi (Public Domain) http://pixabay.com/es/selva-parque-nacional-mollem-384944/ Meadows - Wikimedia user Nikater (Public Domain) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blumenwiese_bei_Obermaiselstein05.jpg Forest - Hansueli Krapf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swiss_National_Park_131.JPG Wetland - Wikimedia user Martinsnm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Laguna01.jpg Indian Market - Courtesy Shutterstock Chinatown Bangkok - Yoav David http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chinatown_Bangkok.jpg Language and Poverty map data: http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=WDI&f=Indicator_Code%3ANY.GNP.PCAP.CD http://asjp.clld.org/
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New online reporting platform for Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020
FAO has developed a new online reporting platform which will help countries to compile and report data in an easy and more consistent manner. The platform supports the compilation of country information with visualization and estimation modules and allows transparent documentation of the original data sources. It will also allow the users to access latest geospatial data sets and use them to derive national estimates. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
Eco-Journal: Conservation of the country's forests
The conservation of the country's forests remains a major challenge for conservationists. But there is one forest in Kenya which has not only stood high in defiance of the onslaught on forest resources, but also retained its glory as one of Africa's finest and most valuable. Its the country's only rain forest, the Kakamega forest. Watch KTN Streaming LIVE from Kenya 24/7 on http://www.ktnkenya.tv Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnkenya
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Canada's Sustainable Forests: topics including timber, biodiversity and the boreal forest
Discover sustainable forestry in Canada and learn why Canada is the global leader in sustainable forest management. An example of Canada's innovation in forest management is the partnership with Aboriginal People of the Innu Nation which enhances cross-cultural understanding and traditional knowledge of Newfoundland and Labrador's ecosystems. Canada's forests are diverse and sustain a wide range of quality products including soft wood lumber, newsprint, wood pulp, and engineered wood products. Learn more about the great qualities of Canadian forests in this video and visit http://www.sfmcanada.org for more videos and information about sustainable forestry in Canada.
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Forestry and the forest industry in a green economy
An effort is under way worldwide to better manage our planet's forest resources and better enhance their role in mitigating climate change. Forest loss and degradation in developing countries account for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Monitoring and reducing these emissions has been the key goal for the international community in climate change negotiations and is important for the upcoming Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. Viet Nam is one example of a country that's taking important steps to manage and expand its forest resources. Previous loss of forested areas has been reversed and the country is now increasing forest area by about 1% every year. © FAO: http://www.fao.org
60. Natural resources like oil, forests and fresh water depleting   Problem solution essay
The natural resources such as oil, forests and fresh water are being consumed at an alarming rate. What problems does it cause? How can we solve these problems?
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Nature and Life - Episode 242 (Sangu-Matamuhuri Forest)
Bangladesh is rich with diverse forests, hills, hillocks and wetlands. For having food supply and shelter, thousands of wildlife reside in this country. Bangladesh is recognized as one of the natural resource enriched countries of the world. But in the course of time these resources are declining due to various manmade and natural reasons. Among the remaining rich forests of our country Sangu-Matamuhuri Forest is remarkable. Sited in Bandarban district this forest is home to various endangered flora and fauna. Sangu and Matamuhuri are two main rivers of Chittagong Hill Tracts. This mixed evergreen forest is sited in the basin of Sangu and Matamuhuri Rivers. These rivers supply water to the forest throughout the year. Diverse species of plants and wildlife are present here. A number of rare and endangered species of wildlife can be found here. The plants of this mixed evergreen forest are safe home to wildlife. Among the trees Chapalish, Garjan, Telsur, Teak, Crape Myrtle, Devilwood etc. are remarkable. A number of centurion Fig trees are still surviving in this forest. Wild orchids are also available here. Wild flowers and fruits are also available in this forest. Various species of Bamboos can be seen throughout the forest. Dragonfly, butterfly and insects are one of the prime attractions of this forest. Various species of colorful dragonflies and butterflies are seen here. Diverse wildlife are unique attraction of Sangu-Matamuhuri Forest. Depending of the season, this forest remains sonorous with the chirpings of various species of birds. Various species of Drongo, Owl, Woodpecker, Barbet, Parakeet, Bulbul, Warbler, Tailor Bird etc. birds are available here. Endangered Great Hornbill is still surviving in this forest. Largest terrestrial animal Elephants are present here. Herd of Elephants roam in the hills and forest throughout the year. This forest is also home to a number of species of mammals. Among those Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Gayal, Serow, Sun Bear, Sambar Deer, Jackal, Monkey, Langur, Hoolock Gibbon are notable. Group of Monkey and Langur can be seen often in various places of the forest. A few groups of critically endangered Hoolock Gibbon are still surviving in Sangu-Matamuhuri Forest. Sangu-Matamuhuri Forest is rich with amphibians and reptiles. A number of species of rare Frogs can be found here. Hilly streams and rivers are home to these amphibians. Among reptiles there are various species of lizards, Tokay gecko and snakes. Various species of snakes can be seen in this forest. Some endangered species of turtles can also be seen in this forest. Despite being safe home to various endangered flora and fauna, the wildlife and environment of Sangu-Matamuhuri Forest are being harmed due to our various activities. Such activities include: excessive harvesting of forest resources, Jhum cultivation and wildlife hunting. Moreover, as trees are being cut to make space for human settlement, the usual lifestyle of biodiversity is being harmed. Excessive Jhum cultivation is destroying the habitats of wildlife. Their roaming grounds are shrinking. We all should be careful about this forest and its animals. The dependency of the forest dwelling people on forest will reduce is we can create alternate livelihood for them and improve their lifestyle. Along with this, integrated conservation initiative is necessary to conserve the forest and wildlife. This will ensure healthy natural environment and safe habitats for wildlife.
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Forest and Natural Resource Management at the University of Minnesota (4min)
Learn more at http://z.umn.edu/fnrm Are you interested in forestry, conservation, the environment, parks, and urban forest management? One of the best programs in the country, we have a small community feel with all the resources of a Big Ten university! Explore the Forest and Natural Resource Management major for a degree and career you will love!
Congo, My Precious. The Curse of the coltan mines in Congo
Watch more https://rtd.rt.com/tags/illegal-mining/ The Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries. A wide range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in world commodity markets. Diamonds for jewellery, tantalum, tungsten and gold for electronics; uranium used in power generation and weaponry and many others. Congo has copious deposits of raw materials that are in high demand internationally but remains one of the poorest countries in the world. From colonisation, with the horrors of slavery and other atrocities, to a turbulent and equally brutal present in which militant groups control the mines, Congo’s richness in natural resources has brought nothing but misery. Referred to as “conflict minerals”, these riches leave only a trail of death, destruction and poverty. Under Belgian rule, Congolese labourers were often required to meet quotas when mining different minerals. Failure could mean punishment by having a hand cut off with a machete. The country gained independence in 1960, but that didn’t put a stop to slave and child labour or to crimes being committed to extract and exploit the minerals. Warring militant fractions from inside the country and beyond seized control of mines for their own benefit while terrorising local populations. For our translator, Bernard Kalume Buleri, his country’s history of turmoil is very personal; like most Congolese people, he and his family fell victim to the unending mineral based power struggle. Born in the year of his country’s independence, he has lived through war and seen his homeland torn apart by violent looting and greed. His story is a damning testament, illustrating how nature’s bounty, instead of being a blessing, becomes a deadly curse. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Why Kakamega Forest stands out as one of Africa’s finest and most valuable
The conservation of the country’s forests remains a major challenge for conservationists. But there is one forest in Kenya which has not only stood high in defiance of the onslaught on forest resources, but also retained its glory as one of Africa’s finest and most valuable. Rita Tinina takes you into the country’s only rain forest, the Kakamega Forest. Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnkenya.tv/live Watch KTN News http://www.ktnnews.com Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnkenya
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Nature and Life   Episode 133 (Plants of Deciduous Forest)
Deciduous Forest occupies a significant portion of this natural resource enriched country. This forest is discretely sited in mid and north-west region of Bangladesh. Deciduous Forest mainly spread through greater Mymensingh, Tangail and Gazipur districts which is mostly known as Bhawal tract. At present, the total deciduous forest area spread almost 121,000 hectares. Diversified plants of deciduous forest are the byproduct of the differences in soil fertility and rainfall. Sal tree (Shorea robusta) is the dominant species of deciduous forest and comprise about 90 percent area of this forest. Due to the predominance of this tree, the deciduous forest of Bangladesh is termed as 'Sal Forest'. Sal tree usually attains a height of 30-35 meters. Sal leaves usually grow 10-25cm in length and 5-15cm in width. For in winter (February to April) most leaves of Sal tree drop off, deciduous forest no longer look green during this time of the year. Dry leaves of Sal cover the whole ground area of the forest. Accordingly, Sal forest also called as deciduous forest. But, in April to May, when the new leaves appear, the forest become green again. Sal tree has unique kind of seeds. The main seed remains secure within an especial structure which can travel far away with the blowing air. Sal woods are strong, enduring and fire resistant. These woods are massively used in making electric & telephone pillars, railway sleepers, boats, furniture, ship deck, Bus/truck body etc. A kind of Aromatic gum comes out of the bark of Sal tree, which is called as Sal Damar or Dhoom. This Dhoom is used in burnish & painting works and to cure skin disease. Apart from Sal, various species of trees, herbs, climbers and shrubs grow in deciduous forest. Flame of Forest, Crape-myrtle, White Siris, Arjun, Golden Shower Tree, Silk Cotton Tree etc. are also found in deciduous forest. A number of medicinal plants are still surviving in Sal forest. Among them Beleric Myrobalan, Haritaki, Emblic and Snakeroot are remarkable. Lots of herbs and shrubs grow in some places within the forest. These plants are vital for the ecosystem of the forest. Grass type plants are found almost everywhere in the forest. Various species of Epiphytic plants grow in this forest. They mainly take shelter on Sal trees. Apart from these, various species of Orchids and Wildflowers are also found in this forest. Various ferns and funguses are also found here. Numerous wildlife are surviving holding on to these plants of Sal forest. Fig trees of this forest provide birds and other wildlife with their feeding. Majority of the country's Capped Langurs are found in Sal forest. Here, they can be seen busy looking for feeding. Apart from Langurs, various species of Monkeys are also found in this forest. Among Mammals: Squirrel, Fox, Mongoose, Hedgehog and Deer are found in this forest. Numerous species of birds are found here. Among them: Leafbird, Barbet, Owl, Woodpecker, Flower Pecker, Weaver and Parakeet are commonly seen. This forest is also safe zone for Reptiles and Amphibians. Various species of Snakes and Frogs are found here. Among invertebrates; Butterfly, Moth, Spider and various insects are found here. Plants of Sal forest are making vital contributions in our economy development and in maintaining natural environmental equilibrium. But for last 40 years, the Sal forest has been shrinking due to population growth and excessive harvesting of forest resources by indigenous poor people. Sustainable use of forest resources can be ensured by creating alternate source of income. And this will save biodiversity from devastation and the heritage of Sal forest will survive with its dignity. Planner, Director and Anchor: Muqeed Majumdar Babu. Research & Script: Mushfiq Ahmed, Shamim Ahmed. Subtitle: A M M Khairul Anam (Mithu). Voiceover: Khairul Ahasun Shohag. Video Editor: Arif Baharder. Coordinator: Kibria Saroar Roman. Cameraman: Billal Howlader. Panel Producer: Sohel Mazumder. Website: www.pojf.org
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5 Different Types of Forests in India
Like | Share | Comment TOP | 5 | LIST Different Types of Forests in India Torrid Evergreen Forests Torrid Deciduous or Monsoon Forests The thorn and scrubs forests Montane or mountainous forests Mangrove or tidal Forests Subscribe This Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNUGa52iPJgs-YxX093YfUw
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Forest assessment project deries massive deforestation in the country.
Tanzania's first ever comprehensive forest inventory under the national forest resources monitoring and assessment project- NAFORMA has shown that the country has more than 74 billion trees in nature and man-made forests.
Nature and Life - Episode 262 (Forest Management)
Our country is rich with diverse forests. Due to geographical position and fertile land, various types of forests have emerged in this country. There are mainly evergreen forests, deciduous forests or Sal forests and mangrove forest in Bangladesh. These beautiful forests are also reservoirs of huge resources. These forests are rich with both floral and faunal resources. Among the floral resources, there are woods, bamboos, rattan, murta, nipa palm, honey etc. The wildlife is one of the most vital parts of the faunal resources of the forests. There is a magnificent combination of insects, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in the natural forests. Forests are vitally contributing in maintaining the natural balance and numerous people of this country are living depending on the forests and forest resources. Every single forest, with its unique characteristics, is serving as a reservoir of wildlife and other resources. But due to various reasons the forests and the environment are threatened now. The forestland is decreasing due to gradual increase in population, climate change, pollution, destruction of natural forests, tobacco cultivation and alien invasive plants etc. So, a proper management of this resource is needed to protect the forests and the environment. The Forest Department is responsible for the management of the forests in Bangladesh. The duties of the Forest Department include conservation of the forests, expansion and collecting revenue. Implementing various projects to protect, conserve and expand the forests according to the present laws and policies of the country is another prime responsibility of the Forest Department. The aim of the national forest policy, various environment policies and initiatives is to protect the natural forests and to do reforestation in those places where the forests are destroyed or appropriated. The Forest Department also carries out the forest survey and various researches. Though once the forests were considered as the source of revenues, now the concept has been changed completely. The Forest Department is performing various activities in order to protect the natural forests. Besides, the forests are managed by declaring as protected forests, where various activities harmful for the plants and animals are considered as punishable offenses. The protected forests in our country are divided into two groups; wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Besides, the Safari Parks, Eco Parks, Ecologically Critical Areas, World Heritage Sites, Ramsar sites etc. are categorized as protected areas. But it is not possible to protect the forests properly by fashioning the policies or by declaring protected areas only. Involving local community in the forest management is essential to solve this issue. The social afforestation and co-management have been added to the management of the forests. The social afforestation in Bangladesh was started in 1979. The conservation system integrating the local community has been built by this initiative. This system helps to build up a relationship of compromise and mutual cooperation between the Forest Department and the local community of the forest area. The main goal of social afforestation and co-management is to train the local community to integrate them with forests conservation and to share the income from the forests with them. As well as encouraging the local community to protect the forests. Though various activities are being done by the Forest Department, we are not achieving expected results in context of protecting the forest resources and expansion. The forest protection activities are being interrupted due to insufficient manpower. Though regular afforestation program is going on, many hills in the Chittagong Hill Tracts are still remaining tree less. Besides, the wildlife conservation activities are also being affected. The capacity to deal with the impacts of climate change is also reducing. So a national conservation policy, in collaboration with different ministries of the government, is needed for the proper management of the forest resources of the country. Along with this, efficient and adequate man power, modern technology, and environmental education can help to make the forest management sustainable. A sustainable forest management has to be initiated through the participation of the local people and proper implementation of the existing Forest Act and Policy. Only then the conservation and proper use of this precious resource of our country will be ensured.
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Task force on forests presents list of suspects involved in forest mismanagement
The task force on forests resources and logging activities has presented a list of those suspected to be involved in the mismanagement of forests, and illegal logging in the country, to the cabinet secretary for environment Keriako Tobiko. While the list remains confidential, Tobiko says he will present it to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for further investigations and prosecution.
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Forest assessment and monitoring a critical step in reversing deforestation in Zambia
http://www.fao.org/forestry/ Facing one of the highest deforestation rates in the world, the Zambian government has joined forces with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the government of Finland – to carry out the country's largest ever natural resource inventory. The Integrated Land Use Assessment Survey, ILUA II, will help the government and its partners to assess the extent of the country's remaining forest resources and both the rates of, and reasons for, deforestation. This data will help inform more sustainable forest management - good news for Zambia's economy, her people and for the global climate. http://www.fao.org/forestry/ Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
Nature and Life - Episode 119 (Forests of Bangladesh)
Bangladesh is beautiful with its natural greens. It is known as 'country of green' due to its vast crop lands and diversified forests. Our forests are a vital part of our natural resources. Here, millions of people live depending on forest resources. Additionally, forests play the most vital role in maintaining natural balance. Mainly four types of forest found in this country. But evergreen forest is the most remarkable among them. This forest is rich with beauty as well as resources. Evergreen forest encompasses three layered plants -- small, medium and large. Some climbers and shrubs are also found in this forest along with high-rise trees. Apart from those; Bamboo, Rattan, various species of grass and Orchids can also be seen in this forest. Predominantly the hilly forest of Hill Tract is known as evergreen forest. Besides, this forest is also spread into Sylhet, Chittagong and Cox's bazar. Characteristically the Green look never fades away from the face of Evergreen forest. Natural fountains, Caves and numerous small and large streams can be found in this forest. As a result, in addition to diversified plants, the invaluable resources of this forest also include innumerable species of wildlife. Everything including Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals together has formed a unique ecosystem in here. Typically Semi-evergreen forest is almost similar to evergreen forest. Deciduous plants are found, in this forest, along with evergreen plants. The forest that is located in middle and North-West of this country is named Sal forest (deciduous forest). Once, Sal forest used to be highly distinguished among the largest undivided forest lands of Bangladesh. It was also rich with wildlife. This forest is also known as moist deciduous forest as it sheds leaves during winter and then gets back its previous look with new leaves in monsoon. Formerly, Sal forest used to be spread all the way from Tangail, Mymensingh and North Bengal to Darjeeling of India. This forest is now spread in a fragmented form throughout Modhupur's tract, Dhaka, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Thakurgaon and greater Mymensingh districts. Sundarbans is the biggest mangrove forest of Bangladesh. This is the largest mangrove forest of the world if combined both Bangladeshi part and Indian part together. This is the largest natural forest of Bangladesh and almost all of its 6000 square kilometer Bangladeshi part is preserved. Sundarbans is located at the gateway of Bay-of-Bengal in the South and South-West region of greater Khulna district. This amazing forest, for its unmatched beauty and titanic resources, has been declared as "World Heritage Site" and "Ramsar Site". Sundarbans provides millions of coastal people with livelihood and at the same time it acts as the prime shield against natural disasters. This forest is unique because of its day-night tidal sequences, plants that survive in salt water, Stilt roots and pneumatophores. Sundarbans has been named after the key plant, of this forest, Sundori. Other mentionable plants are: Gewa (Excoecaria agallocha), Keora (Sonneratia apetala), Goran (Ceriops decandra), Dhundul (Xylocarpus granatum), Baen (Avicennia officinalis), Passur (Xylocarpus mekongensis), Gol Pata (Nypa Fruticans), Hental (Phoenix paludosa), Hargoza (Acanthus ilicifolius), Hogla (Typha elephantina), Kankra (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza) etc. Sundarbans is a vital habitat of one of the world's most stunning and endangered animals- Tigar. It is also home to various species of flagship wildlife. It is also known as natural fish breeding ground. About 120 species of financially vital fishes are found here, along with various other species of fishes. Natural resources of Sundarbans like -- Honey, Wax, Crabs, Shrimps, Nypa fruticans etc. are greatly contributing in our economy. Certain types of other forests are also found in our country, such as: Coastal forest, Sea-shore forest and Wetland forest of Haor regions. Besides, social afforestation in different regions, including coastal areas, has created a massive reaction within local people. These newly formed forests are protecting coastal people from natural disasters. Essentially every forest, with its unique features, acts as reservoir for wildlife and other resources. But environment and forests of Bangladesh are now in danger for various reasons. Number of our forests is declining due to gradual increase in population, climate change, environment pollution, monoculture by deforestation, tobacco farming, alien invasive plants etc. For any animal to live natural forests are irreplaceably important. Conservation of forest and environment entails apposite management of resources, public awareness and responsibility towards environment. Planner, Director and Anchor: Muqeed Majumdar Babu. Research & Script: Mushfiq Ahmed, Shamim Ahmed. Subtitle: A M M Khairul Anam (Mithu). Voiceover: Khairul Ahasun Shohag.
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Russia's Far East: pathway to sustainable forest industry
The forests of Russia's Far East play a crucial role in stabilizing global climate and may largely contribute to the global wood products market. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to promote viable forestry investment and innovation in the region based on sustainable use of forest resources.
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History of Forestry in the United States
Steven Anderson, president of the Forest History Society, addresses the history of forestry in the United States, the origins of the UW College of Forest Resources, and the contributions that forestry and forest resources have made to the University of Washington, our state, and our country.
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Nature and Life - Episode 180 (Madhupur National Park)
Sal (deciduous) forest is a traditional forest of Bangladesh. Once it was famous as the biggest forest of the country. Presently this forest is surviving, in a fragmented form, in the middle and northern side of the country. Madhupur National Park has been declared within Modhupur Sal forest to maintain the dignity and to uphold the ecosystem of Sal forest. It is such a park where local biodiversity are being conserved in a natural environment. This park is attracting numerous visitors and also unveiling ways for various biological education and research. Madhupur National Park is sited in Madhupur Upazila of Tangail District, 125 km. far from Dhaka city. It was declared as National Park in 1982 with 20,837 acres area. Soil of this park is bit Acidic. Moreover, due to the presence of iron and aluminium, this park has reddish or yellowish soil. Rainfall rate is very low in here. As a result, flowing water is rare in here. Hence, this park has rough soil. That is why this park has different ecosystem compared to other forests of our country. Diversified plants are there in this park with Sal trees as the dominant plant. Sal trees occupy the most areas of this park. Since these trees shed leaves in winter, this park becomes pale in winter. Dried leaves cover the whole ground of the park. But new leaves appear in April-May. Gradually the whole park becomes green again. Beside Sal, Queen Flower, White Siris tree, Arjun, Golden shower tree, Silk Cotton etc. plants are also there in this park. Large volume of herbs and shrubs grow in some places of the park. Various flowers bloom in here and the whole park becomes colorful. Various climbers grow in here. They spirally climb host trees to grow upwards. Apart from these, various species of orchids are also found in here. Various ferns, fungus and medicinal plants also grow in here. Among medicinal plants Emblic Myrobalan, Black Myrobalan, Beleric Myrobalan, Butterfly tree and Indian Snakeroot are mentionable. Numerous wildlife survive here under the shelter of these plants. Horgoja and Banyan type trees supply a large portion of food for these wildlife. This park has the largest population of Capped Langur of our country. They roam and feed in group. Numerous Monkeys can also be seen in the park. These social animals are common throughout the park. This park is also home to various mammals like: Squirrel, Jackal, Mongoose, Porcupine, Deer etc. Presence of various species of birds keep the park resonant. Sweet calls of White-rumped Shama echoes throughout the park. Leafbird, Barbet, Owl, Woodpecker, Bee-eater, Weaver, Parakeet etc. are also common in this park. These birds play vital role in pollination of the plants in here. The park becomes colorful & sonorous due to these birds. This park is also home to various reptiles and amphibians. Many species of snakes and frogs can be seen in here. The ecosystem here is rich with invertebrates like: Butterfly, Moth, Spider and insects. They roam throughout the park. They keep the ecosystem lively by helping in pollination. But the increased human population around the park is affecting the ecosystem of the park. This park has recently been harmed by human activities like: deforestation, forming agricultural land inside forest, illegal hunting of wildlife etc. But various Government initiated forest conservation projects, which also involve local people, are vitally contributing in biodiversity conservation in here. The pressure on forest resources needs to be mitigated by encouraging forest dependent people for alternate livelihood. Sustainable use of forest resources needs to be ensured by implementing apt economic system. Only then the valuable resources and biodiversity of Madhupur National Park will be conserved.
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Forest Investment Program: Empowering Mexico
In Mexico, about 11 million people depend on forest resources. The CIF’s Forest Investment Program is empowering Mexico’s forest communities to mitigate and adapt to climate change. FIP resources are enabling innovation and transformational change throughout Mexico, as well as social and economic development in the country’s forest communities.
European forestry innovation: towards a green economy
On the occasion of European Forest Week and Metsä2013 Joint session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission, this video highlights the importance of sustainable forestry for the future of the UNECE region and greening the economy. The UNECE/FAO Forestry & Timber Section has served as a trusted source of information, data and analysis about the forest sector in the UNECE region for more than 60 years. It also provides a forum for policy discussion about major issues that affect the forest sector. The section is unique in that it is a joint UNECE/FAO secretariat, servicing the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission and working closely with other members of the United Nations family and with country stakeholders. It operates to a mandate agreed by the 56 countries, which together comprise the UNECE region, stretching from North America to the Russian Federation and Central Asia. Its priorities and activities are presented in its Strategic Plan. Working with FAO, the Section plays a pivotal role in the regular assessment of the state of forests in the pan-European region and contributes to the periodic global Forest Resources Assessment . In addition, the section's work with Forest Europe allows a regular critical assessment of the health and sustainability of Europe's forests, using criteria and indicators drawn up by the countries active in the Forest Europe process. The results are published in the State of Europe's Forests report. The Section is also active in the field of forest policies and institutions, recognized as an integral part of sustainable forest management. These activities include information collection, analysis and dissemination, monitoring of developments, analysis of trends and capacity building. The Section addresses important cross-sectoral aspects of relevance to the forest sector, notably related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, bioenergy, biodiversity, land use, water and agriculture. For instance, the Section works to improve the knowledge and understanding of wood energy sources and uses, in particular by collecting data on wood energy in member countries through the Joint Wood Energy Enquiry, and promotes the sustainable use of wood for energy. The Section's work compiling market and, to a lesser extent, price data for forest products throughout the region, feeds into the prestigious Forest Products Annual Market Review, which appears every autumn and forms the basis for market discussions during the annual session of the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry. As well as providing an overview of the changing state of markets, the review sets out to understand the forces that are shaping the timber market and to examine future directions. Underlying all of this is a comprehensive database that provides a unique historical perspective. A core part of the UNECE/FAO forest and timber programme from the early 1950s has also been the publication of long-term forest sector outlook studies. The latest European Forest Sector Outlook Study (EFSOS II) comprises scenarios addressing main policy issues on climate change mitigation, wood energy promotion, biodiversity preservation and industrial innovation for the period 2010-2030. EFSOS II is being used in many circles as a basis for policy formulation and analysis. This brief introduction can give you only a flavour of the work that the UNECE/FAO Forestry & Timber undertakes. For more information, please visit: http://www.unece.org/forests.html
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Nature and Life - Episode 286 (Forests and Co-management)
Bangladesh is like a heart of forests. Here geographical position, soil, water, light, temperature etc. altogether have enriched the forests. As a result, various types of forests are present in Bangladesh. 4 types of forests are mainly there in Bangladesh. Evergreen, mixed evergreen, deciduous and mangrove forest. Despite being small, forest diversity or richness is more in Bangladesh than most other countries. So, forests are the pride of Bangladesh. Forests have made the country green. These forests are also rich with natural resources. Both floral and faunal resources are there. Among floral resources, there are Bamboo, Wood, Rattan, Cool Mat, Nypapalm, Honey etc. Faunal resources include various species of wildlife. These forests are rich with insects, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Forests are vital for natural balance and numerous people depend on the forest and its resources for their life and livelihoods. But due to various reasons, our forests are now threatened. Our forestland is shrinking due to increasing human population, climate change, pollution, deforestation, tobacco farming, alien invasive plants etc. Despite many adversities, some of our forests are still surviving. To conserve these forests, various works are going on in our country including Protected Area declaration. To accelerate the forest conservation works, Co-management has been introduced in the forest management system. Co-management is the active participation of all stakeholders in partnership on the basis of a consensus in the management of natural resources of any particular area. Co-management has introduced new hope and has been accepted as the ideal model in different countries of the world by removing the deficiencies of the long used traditional natural resource management system. So, introducing Co-management system in the forest management in Bangladesh is a revolutionary step. Already, this system has had major impact in the development of different biodiversity rich forests of Bangladesh including Lawachara National Park and Madhupur National Park. This system aims to conserve of the forests by creating awareness about forests and by creating alternate livelihoods for the people dependent on the forests. Under this system, local people get training to be involved in the forest protection activities and also get share of the earnings from the forests. So, rather than keeping the local people away from the forests, Co-management committee inspires the people in conserving the forest. Despite being day laborer or Betel, lemon or Pineapple farmers, they largely depend on forest and due to lack of awareness, they used to illegally misuse forest resources. As a result, appropriation of the natural forests, felling trees, illegally harvesting natural resources from the forest were common scenarios. But Co-management system has been playing a vital role in forest conservation by providing these people with alternate livelihood. The poor locals are involving themselves in eco-guide, eco-cottage or handicraft related occupations and are working for the conservation of the forest by themselves. However, to conserve the forests the contribution of the Co-management system is not enough. To savor the proper results of this system, the concerned authorities have to be more proactive. To update the running Co-management system, increasing trained manpower and economic & social development of the locals are must. Socioeconomic development of the local people will reduce their dependency on the forest resources and will safeguard the natural balance of the forest. And a healthy environment will be ensured for our future generation.
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Task force on forest management releases interim report
The taskforce set up to look into Forest resources, management and logging activities in the country begins its second phase of a fact finding mission after delivering its first interim report to the Environment and Forestry CS Keriako Tobiko with a promise of a conclusive report in two weeks. Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter. Like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya. Follow and Double tap on Instagram: NTV Kenya Join Our Telegram channel: www.telegram.me/NTVNewsRush
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How Bomba Estéreo Is Saving Colombia’s Forests
One of the biggest bands in Colombia, Bomba Estéreo has always made music with a message. Right now, they are calling on their fans to take action and save the environment through their Proyecto Siembra initiative. Deforestation is a serious problem in Colombia, which is losing 40 soccer fields worth of forest each day. Determined to save their beautiful country’s natural resources, Bomba Estéreo’s Li Saumet and Simón Mejía recently planted trees in Chingaza Natural Park, seeding hope in the process. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #BombaEstereo #Music #Sustainability This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
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Need for Reducing Anthropogenic Pressure on Forest Resources..
Protected areas (PAs) and Forests face a range of significant anthropogenic pressures from within and more so from the surrounding landscapes. The young generations in these remote villages are part of the most significant human capital of our country. The geographical, topographical, and socio-political conditions in the these remote area does not allow scope for better jobs and other livelihood opportunities as many areas are restricted for industries, large scale businesses as well as mining and an overall reluctance of business people to establish even small and medium size enterprise’s. Ultimately, as many generations in remote villages could not get enough livelihood and income generation opportunities a vicious circle of poverty is created for village forest communities. With a vision for integrated human development and conservation of flora and fauna of our State, we are planning to provide them vocational training in 1. Hospitality and 2. Automobile at PACE, Bhopal.
Mr Joberto Veloso de Freitas of Brazil's SFB (Advisory Group co-chair)
http://www.fao.org/forest-resources-assessment/en/ Joberto Veloso de Freitas, co-chair of the Advisory Group on FAO's Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA), says that national correspondents are a critical element to the assessments. The vital role of these country contributors was emphasized during this week's meetings of the Advisory Group as it considered new approaches to building capacity within countries and among national correspondents for ever-more effective data collection. http://www.fao.org/forest-resources-assessment/en/ Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
A Centennial Video of History of Agriculture in Taiwan-Forestry
Taiwan is an island surrounded by the sea, and close to 59% of its 36,000 km2 of land area consists of forests. Thrust up by tectonic forces, Taiwan,s young, diverse geology features high mountains, canyons, mountain streams, cliffs, hills, and plains. Taiwan,s varied geography has endowed it with a rich array of geological features and numerous dramatically-different climate zones. Different types of forests and vegetation grow at different elevations, nurturing highly distinctive and unusual ecosystems. The island,s lofty peaks and vast expanses of lush forest have enriched and diversified the flora and fauna living amidst the trees and mountains. The forest is Taiwan,s life,s blood. While forests were once exploited for economic gain in the past, forestry personnel now work to protect the country,s forest resources and maintain good conservation practices. The evolving nature of forest to work encapsulates the changes that have overtaken Taiwan,s forests.
Indian Institute of Forest Management
The Indian Institute of Forest Management is a sectoral management institute, which constantly endeavors to evolve knowledge useful for the managers in the area of Forest, Environment and Natural Resources Management and allied sectors. It disseminates such knowledge in ways that promote its application by individuals and organizations. IIFM has been established with the following objectives : Provide training in management and related subjects for persons from the Indian Forest Service, Forest Departments, Forest Development Corporation and Forest related industries with a view to equip them to practice the art and profession of management of forestry development. Inculcate an appreciation in those selected for training, that conservation is of overriding importance in the management of living natural resources and that the primary role of forests is the vital ecological and environmental purpose they serve. Select and prepare outstanding and talented young persons for careers leading to management responsibility in forestry and the forest-related system. Meet the need of Indian forestry and forest-related industry and commerce in respect of upto-date information on forestry management through research, consulting and publication. Assist, institute and carry out research in matters concerning the use of management and allied techniques and methods conducive to the development of forestry in the country. Institute awards, scholarships, fellowships, prizes and medals in accordance with the rules and bye-laws. Create patronships, affiliations & other classes of professional or honorary membership or office, as the society may consider necessary. The mandate of IIFM is appropriately reflected in its mission statement : "To Provide Leadership in Professional Forestry Management Aimed at Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development of Ecosystems" website : http://iifm.ac.in/
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Interview with Dr. Harold Burkhart, Dept. of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation
Harold E. Burkhart, a faculty member in Virginia Tech’s Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation since 1969, is the recipient of a 2014 World Congress Host Country Scientific Achievement Award from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).
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Under-staffing at KFS major contributor to rampant deforestation -Report
A report released by the task-force that had been formed to inquire into Forest resources management and logging activities in Kenya, has revealed massive corruption and mismanagement of forests in the country. The report shows that the government lost hundreds of millions in under-declaration of trees allocated for felling, favouritism shown to some saw milling companies and gross under-staffing of the Kenya forest service. Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter. Like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya. Follow and Double tap on Instagram: NTV Kenya Join Our Telegram channel: www.telegram.me/NTVNewsRush
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The Tropical Evergreen Forest Of Arunachal Pradesh | Ziro | Koloriang | Ziro to Koloriang |
Situated on the northeastern tip of the country, the state of Arunachal Pradesh is a part of Eastern Himalayan Ranges located between 26º 28’ to 29º30, N latitudes and 91º 30’ to 97º30’ E longitudes. Arunachal Pradesh occupies the largest area (83.743 Sq. Km) in the northeastern region of India, and consists of mountainous ranges sloping to the plains of Assam. The diversity of topographical and climatic condition has favored the growth of luxuriant forests, which are home to myriad plant and animal forms, adding beauty to the landscape. Living in this incredible cradle of nature are the colorful and vibrant tribes of Arunachal Pradesh for whom the forests and wildlife are of special significance. The total human population of 8,64,558 (1991 census) lives in 3649 villages and small towns. The cattle population of the State is 9 lakhs (1991 census). Livelihoods of local people have been closely linked and heavily dependent on forest resources since time immemorial. However, with increasing population, development activities, large number of wood-based industries and unsustainable land use practices like jhuming, the pressure on forest resources is consistently increasing leading to their degradation affecting regeneration and productivity. As per State of Forest Report, 1999 of Forest Survey of India, about 82% of total geographical area of 83,740 sq. kms., which is about 62% of the total geographical area and includes 10185.40 sq. km. of Reserve & Protected Forests which is about 12% of the area while the Protected Area Network covers and area of 9527.99 sq. km being 12% of the area and balance 38% is Unclassified Forest. The important forests types found in the state are Tropical evergreen, semi evergreen, deciduous, Pine, Temperate, Alpine and grassland etc. Forests are the mainstay for the people of Arunachal Pradesh and are the richest biogeographical province in eastern Himalayan zone. The State has 20% species of country’s fauna, 4500 species of flowering plants, 400 species of pteridophytes, 23 species of conifers, 35 species of bamboos, 20 species of canes, 52 Rhododendron species & more than 500 species of orchids and is considered as one of the 12 mega diversity “Hot Spots” in the world. Forests generate the largest employment and are the single largest source of revenue for the State. Supreme Court had imposed certain restrictions on felling of trees in 1996, which has affected the revenue resources of the State. The Supreme Court has since allowed timber operations but has directed threat regeneration should be commensurate to the felling, and State Govt. is to ensure availability of sufficient funds for regeneration. The forestry sector has traditionally been one of the most organized sectors with more than a century old tradition of scientific management. From ancient times forests have played a very important role in social economic and religious activities of the local people. However, of late, forests have been adversely affected by several factors, which include rapid increase in human & livestock population, insufficient infrastructure, and diversion of forest areas for development activities. Several other problems unique to forestry sectors are inadequate public awareness about multiple roles of forests, low investments in forestry, sectors are inadequate public awareness about multiple roles of forests, low investments in forestry, inadequate people’s participation, technological weakness and insufficient funds and facilities. To obviate the crisis facing the forestry, the National forest policy was revised in 1988 with the principal aim to bring in focus the importance of forests for environmental stability & ecological balance including atmospheric equilibrium, which are vital for sustenance of all life forms-human, animals & plants, by conserving the natural heritage of the country. The policy gives priority to conservation of forests and biodiversity. The derivation of economic benefit has been subordinated to the principal aim.
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Saving depleted Kenya’s forests – DP Ruto launches task force
https://youtu.be/JOX_rJEj5XY The logging industry in the country could soon come tumbling down with the ripple effect of massive job losses should a ten-member multi-sectoral taskforce on forestry management launched today recommends total ban on logging. While launching the Forest Resources Management and Logging Activities Task Force at his Karen office today Deputy President William Ruto alluded to that possibility. The DP said the environmental taskforce, which is headed by the Green Belt Movement chairperson Marion Wakanyi Kamau, will present its interim reports in 14 days to recommend ways of conserving heavily depleted forests in efforts to attaining the Constitutional threshold of 10 percent forest cover in the country. Kindly subscribe to this informative channel. You can also view Mhesh TV on your phone. Download Mhesh TV App from Google Play Store or visit www.mheshtv.com. It is free to view.
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US Forestry History: "Roots of the Nation" 1975 US Forest Service - USDA
A history of forestry and logging in America. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_Forest_Service Starting in 1876, and undergoing a series of name changes, the U.S. Forest Service grew to protect and utilize millions of acres of forest on public land. Gifford Pinchot, an early advocate of scientific forestry, along with President Theodore Roosevelt and conservation organizations, led the effort to manage forest for the public good... History In 1876, Congress created the office of Special Agent in the Department of Agriculture to assess the state of the forests in the United States. Franklin B. Hough was appointed the head of the office. In 1881, the office was expanded into the newly formed Division of Forestry. The Forest Reserve Act of 1891 authorized withdrawing land from the public domain as "forest reserves," managed by the Department of the Interior. In 1901, the Division of Forestry was renamed the Bureau of Forestry. The Transfer Act of 1905 transferred the management of forest reserves from the General Land Office of the Interior Department to the Bureau of Forestry, henceforth known as the US Forest Service. Gifford Pinchot was the first Chief Forester of the US Forest Service. In 1911, Congress passed the Weeks Act, authorizing the government to purchase private lands for stream-flow protection, and to maintain the lands as national forests. This made it possible for the national forest system to expand into the eastern United States... Timeline - 1876 The Office of Special Agent for forest research is created in the Department of Agriculture to assess the state of the forests in the United States. - 1881 The Office of the Special Agent is expanded into the newly formed Division of Forestry. - 1891 The Forest Reserve Act of 1891 authorizes withdrawing land from the public domain as “forest reserves,” managed by the Department of the Interior. - 1901 The Division of Forestry is renamed the Bureau of Forestry. - 1905 The Transfer Act of 1905 transfers the management of forest reserves from the General Land Office (within the Department of the Interior) to the Bureau of Forestry (within the Department of Agriculture). The name of the agency changes to the Forest Service. - 1905–1945 National forest management focuses on protecting lands against overgrazing, controlling and combating fire, protecting fish and game, and providing public recreation. - 1910 The Great Fire of 1910 - 1911 The Weeks Act authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to purchase cutover, denuded, and other forested lands for flood and fire control. This new authority led to the expansion of National Forests in the Eastern United States and the protection and restoration of millions of acres of land. - 1922 The General Land Exchange Act of 1922 authorized the Secretary of Interior to obtain title to privately owned land located within national forest boundaries. - 1944 The Forest Service begins a campaign stating “Only YOU can prevent forest fires” using a fire-injured bear as a symbol to be careful. Today, Smokey Bear is one of the most widely recognized icons in America. - 1946–1960 National forests experience increased demand on forest resources, especially timber and recreation. - 1960–1980 in response to shifting public values, the Forest Service shifts focus to managing land as integrated systems, instead of individual resources. - 1989 The Chief ’s New Perspectives initiative stresses ecosystem management and sustainability and is aimed to place timber management in line with other forest values including biodiversity, water quality, and recreation. - 2001 The National Fire Plan is created to address the buildup of fuels caused by decades of fire suppression, climate change, and developments adjacent to forests.
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Distribution of minerals in india
Class 8: Science: Mineral Resources: distribution of minerals in india
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save the earth - save life - save life -awesome animation
save earth - save tree - save life tree protects us from sun tree protects us from rain, wind and thunder storm tree gives us food the oxygen molecules we are breathing is produced by tree. Tree filters air for us Tree gives us everything we need to live but how thankful are we? Thanks for watching SAVE THE TREES: SAVE ENVIRONMENT Who in this world does not know the significance of trees. Trees are no less than GOD to us in any of the ways. A small seed becomes a big Tree, gives shed in summers, the leaves of the tree fall down to provide us more sunlight and the atmosphere becomes more warm.in the winters.They provide shelter to the Birds, Animals and Human Beings too. Flowers on trees are a joy to be seen. Their fruits satisfy our hunger. Many trees have medicinal values also.Trees are the largest and longest living things on earth and they live much longer than animals. Trees help in controlling temperature of the environment. The trees are great donors,they keep giving their services whether in the form of fruits,flowers,medicines,herbs or shelter selflessly and we the gainers gain non ending things from them thanklessly and cut them for our greed of one or the other things.Trees are priceless… They never demand anything from us in return of their services, even then we don’t care.Trees work endlessly without a second’s break. They absorb the most harmful carbon dioxide gas and in return provide us the pure oxygen which is our life which indirectly helps in slowing down the global warming effect.Trees cool hot days and keep warm at nights.Deforestation is normal these days,thus creating many environmental problems such as it can lead to environmental imbalance,pollution,global warming,soil erosion etc.The forest cover of the whole world has drastically depleted over a period of time owing to the human needs and activities. It is the time to save them for our own future otherwise one day will come when it will become very difficult in the treeless polluted disease causing country. One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people. -U.S. Department of Agriculture One of the most contributing factor regarding loss of tress is the consumption and the demand of paper. Special kind of tree plantations are made for the production of paper which comprises of the special kind of trees required for the pulp and paper manufacturing in turn natural forests getting replaced by these special type of plantations leading to loss of the biodiversity.As paper and pulp is the largest industrial consumer of the forest resources,they can lead to reduced water levels, required for fish and other aquatic flora and fauna along with alterations in the water temperature. These also lead to drastic climatic change. It takes just a second to waste a sheet of paper but decades for a tree to grow. What can we do: We can take an initial step to save the trees and make our earth green by First of all,we must try to recycle the paper and must avoid the paper wastage.Create awareness among people about importance of trees and the need for their conservation.
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Forest Management
"In the spring of 2011, the Denman Forestry Issues Series was presented by the School of Forest Resources (SFR), College of the Environment, at the University of Washington. The series featured nine speakers celebrating the international contributions of SFR to the United Nations International Year of Forests 2011, which has the theme of raising awareness of sustainable management, conservation, and development of all types of forests throughout the world. The third session focused on "Forest Management, Carbon Fluxes and Urban Wildlife." Rob Harrison described a forestry project in Brazil where intensive management and restoration ecology work side by side in the Mata Atlantica forest on the Brazilian east coast. Ken Bible showed how SFR is involved in a multinational carbon monitoring network at the Wind River Field Station in southern Washington near the Columbia River. Switching gears the final presentation was given by Barbara Clucas on a cross-continental comparison of ecological connections between humans and birds in urban areas in Europe (Berlin) and North America (Seattle)". The Denman Forestry Issues series is intended to educate the public about topical issues in forest resources in the Pacific Northwest, as well as provide information to natural resource specialists and students. Many of the international research, teaching and outreach activities conducted by SFR faculty and students impact the Pacific Northwest and some of the work is directly transferable. SFR has faculty and students working in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia in all types of forests and their interesting stories are told here." Rob Harrison|,Rob Harrison, Professor, School of Forest Resources Ken Bible|,Ken Bible, Research Scientist, Wind River Filed Station, School of Forest Resources Barbara Clucas,Barbara Clucas, Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Forest Resources
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MaximsNewsNetwork: 25 March 2010 - UNTV: United Nations, New York - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today released its most comprehensive forest review to date assessing global forest resources in 233 countries and areas. According to the report, while world deforestation has decreased over the past ten years, this destructive phenomenon continues at an alarmingly high rate in many countries. The world's total forest area is just over four billion hectares or 31 percent of the Earths total land area. The study reports that around 13 million hectares of forests were converted to other uses or lost through natural causes each year between 2000 and 2010 as compared to around 16 million hectares per year during the 1990s. The net annual loss of forests in 2000-2010 is equivalent to an area about the size of Costa Rica. Ambitious tree planting programmes in countries such as China, India, the United States and Viet Nam combined with natural expansion of forests in some regions have added more than 7 million hectares of new forests annually. In addition, Brazil and Indonesia, which had the highest loss of forests in the 1990s, have significantly reduced their deforestation rates. More than 900 specialists from 178 countries were involved in the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010. The full report of this Assessment will be released in October 2010. A remote-sensing survey of forests, led by FAO, sampling some 13,500 sites over a period of 15 years, will provide even more accurate data on global and regional rates of deforestation by the end of 2011.
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