Double digit rise in India’s Maharashtra forest cover

Forest cover in the Indian state of Maharashtra has grown by 6,839, roughly 16 per cent, in the past 20 years. The mangrove forests have also nearly doubled from 155 sq. km in 1995 to 304 sq. km in 2017.

The two main reasons cited for this growth were improved conservation efforts at the district level and the active participation of local people in forest management.


Source: ITTO