31 December, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Prelims and Mains focus: about the key findings of ISFR-2019 and its significance; efforts taken by the govt. to improve forest cover in the country
News: The forest cover in the country increased by 3,976 square kilometres (sqkm) but with the sharpest declines in the northeastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Mizoram, according to the 2019 edition of the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) that was made public on Monday.
About the ISFR
Key findings of the report
Status of forest cover in the Northeast States
Reason for decline/rise in tree cover
What does the report say on the quality of tree cover?
Source: The Hindu
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