Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department

Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department is a law enforcement agency for the state of Kerala, India. Over 75% of the land area of Kerala was covered by forests until the 18th century. The department is involved with the protected and conservation of flora and fauna in their natural habitats. It conserves 10,336 km2 of forests forming 29.101% of the total geographic area of the state.[1]

Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department
Agency overview
Formed1888
Legal jurisdictionKerala
HeadquartersVazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram
Website
http://www.forest.kerala.gov.in

The headquarters of department is in Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It also hosts the Forest Central Library, which is open for public access.

ResponsibilitiesEdit

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Forest protection
  • Wildlife management and research
  • Forest development
  • Social forestry
  • Forest vigilance and evaluation
  • Eco-development and tribal welfare
  • Planning and research
  • Rehabilitation and special afforestation
  • Human resource development

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