WILDLIFE AND FOREST CONSERVATION

  • Afforest : To cover with forest.
  • Agricultural forest : Mixture of forest and certain perennial crops, yielding food, fibre, ornamental etc.
  • Asiatic lion : Panthera leo.
  • Black buck : (Indian antelope) Antelope cevicapra.
  • Capped Langoor (Leaf monkey) : Presytis pileatus
  • Claidid leopard : Neoflis nebulosa.
  • Conservation : The rational management of and care for the biosphere in order to avoid creation of imbalancing resulting in the destruction of habitats and extinction of species.
  • Conservation of Wildlife : Rare species of plants and animals have been categorized as endangered, vulnerable and rare according to the degree of danger facing them.
  • Deforestation : Act of felling trees and removing forests. It is a formidable threat to our economy, quality of life and environment.
  • Endangered animals : Cheetah (hunting leopard) Aunonyx fabatus.
  • Endangered species : The species which are in danger of extinction and whose survival is unlikely, if casual factors continue operating.
  • Forest : A forest is a biotic community predominantly of trees, shrubs, or any other woody vegetation usually with a closed canopy.
  • Forest : A large uncultivated tract of land covered with trees and underwood. It provides timber, firewood, bamboos, canes, essential oil etc.
  • Forest conservation : The measures especially prescribed include, extraction of timber and wood on a sustainable basis, replantation of native species.
  • Forestry : Science and art of planting.
  • Golden Langoor : P. geel.
  • Leopard cat : Fells bengalasis.
  • Lion tailed monkey : Macaca silenus, one-horned Rhino, Rhinoceros unicornics, Great Indian Bustard Choriotis nigericeps.
  • Musk deer : Moschus mosiferous.
  • Nilgiri Langoor : P. fohni.
  • Rare species : Species with small population in the world.
  • Spectacled Langoor : P. Phayeri.
  • Urban forestry : Planting trees for aesthetic purpose in urban settlements, shade, flower and fruit trees are planted along the roadside, components of private and public places, vacant lands etc. to add colour, provide shade and mitigate the harshness of the urban environment.
  • Vulnerable species : The species likely to move into the endangered category if in near future the casual factors continue operating.