93,000 hectares affected by forest fires in 2019:Govt

News:Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has provided information about forest fires management and prevention in Rajya Sabha. Facts: The area covering 93,273 hectares has been affected by forest fires in 2019.This also includes ground fires which means burning of ground vegetation. According to the Forest Survey of India, about 21.40%… Continue reading 93,000 hectares affected by forest fires in 2019:Govt

One-fifth of country’s forests prone to fires:study

News:The Forest Survey of India(FSI) in its report State of the forest has talked about the forest fires in the country. Facts: Key takeaways from the report: About 21.40% of forest cover in India is prone to fires with forests in the north-eastern region and central India being the most vulnerable. The extremely fire prone… Continue reading One-fifth of country’s forests prone to fires:study

Man-made forest fires threaten ‘neelakurinji’ plants

A massive forest fire has eroded the forest lands of the Neelakurinji Sanctuary in Vattavada as well as parts of Pampadum Shola National Park in Munnar, Kerala.According to the Wildlife experts,the recent large-scale forest fires on the grasslands where Neelakurinji blossoms could have wiped out of all the seeds of the Kurinji flowers from the… Continue reading Man-made forest fires threaten ‘neelakurinji’ plants

Forest fires threatening Odisha’s flora and fauna

As per statistics generated by SNPP (Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite, there has been an increase in forest fires in Odisha. The SNPP is a weather satellite operated by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), India defines forest fire as an unclosed and freely spreading fire… Continue reading Forest fires threatening Odisha’s flora and fauna

Fires are a crucial component of some forest systems: says group of scientists

A group of scientists have advocated that forest fires are crucial components of some forest systems and forms an important tool for forest management. The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), India defines forest fire as an unclosed and freely spreading fire that consumes the natural fuels. Forest fires can be caused by both natural (e.g. Lightning)… Continue reading Fires are a crucial component of some forest systems: says group of scientists

Bandipur, Wayanad forest face fire fury

A major fire broke out in Bandipur Tiger Reserve which has now spread to Wayanad wildlife sanctuary destroying acres of forest land. According to officials the reason for forest fire are(a) lack of summer rain has lead to high temperatures (b) heavy wind and withered undergrowth caused the fire to spread rapidly and (c)human involvement… Continue reading Bandipur, Wayanad forest face fire fury