IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Indian Agriculture-Scope and Significance Study Material (Page 19 of 24)

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Deforestation: Case Studies on Forest Conservation

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Case Studies on Forest Conservation

Government machinery is sensitized and local communities now get involved to conserve forests. In India, 4.5 % of total geographical area is sanctuaries and national parks that protect rich wild wealth. Real conservation of forests however required community effort. Many grassroots conservation projects are going on throughout the country. Following are noteworthy case studies on forest conservation

  • Sukhomanjri: It is an example of lo…

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Desertification: Introduction, Extent of Desertification

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Introduction

UN Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 defined desertification as land degradation in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas due to various factors like climatic variations and human activities.

Extent of Desertification

Global Scenario

About one third of the world՚s land surface is arid or semi-arid. It is predicted that global warming will increase the area of desert climates by 17 % in next century. Worldw…

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