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A Deputy Conservator of Forests (Hindi: उप वन संरक्षक) or, equivalently a Divisional Forest Officer (Hindi: मण्डल वन अधिकारी), is an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service (IFS). The Deputy Conservator of Forests is responsible for managing the forests, environment and wildlife related issues of a Forest Division of a state or a union territory of India. He/She is assisted by the officers of the State Forest Service and other state forest and wildlife officials.

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