STUDY OF STATUS OF PRIVATE FOREST IN DAPOLI TEHASIL, DIST RATNAGIRI,MS,INDIA

Sathe S. D

Abstract


Forest cover is an important natural resource which should be conserved on priority basis for sustainable environmental management. However, escalating levels of anthropogenic disturbances have exhorted tremendous pressure on the forests. An accurate and continuously updated resource data is a prerequisite for the present-day forest ecosystem management. Thus this paper try to embody the present status of privately owned forests in Dapoli .     The present study focus on the account of private forest with respect to natural & cultivated plant species , area under plantation , causes of depletion of forest  cover in Dapoli tahasil & there by to study the extent of loss of biodiversity in the study area. Climate and human impact -Competitive exclusion by introduced tree species, causing unfavorable climatic change  It was found that there are two main factors operating  concurrently, Decline of forests, clearing land  by  way  of  felling  the  trees  and  natural as well as Manmade fires. Colonization of the bare land with exotic plants such as Eucalyptus, Acacias, Cassias etc. in recent years.  It was found that biodiversity is getting lost at an alarming rate in this area & an immediate remedial conservation strategies are to be implemented by private & government agencies.


Keywords


Forest cover, environmental management, anthropogenic

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