Deforestation

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Slide 1:

Good Afternoon

Communication Skills:

Communication Skills Presentation on DEFORESTATION

Participants:

Participants Rahul Araj Prakash Panji Pawan Chavan Parvati Nimbargi Saily Kharade Kavita S hetty P55 P23 P21 P51 P40 P16

Deforestation:

D eforestation Definition Process of illegal, clear-felling of trees done either for commercial or personal use. Clear felling: Is the technique of clear cutting of projected forest areas in a very short span of time.

Decrease in “Green Zone”:

Decrease in “Green Zone” How? Illicit clear felling of trees Forest fire Why? Easy and cheap way to obtain timber Nature against nature

Construction: A curse for trees:

Construction: A curse for trees Major projects Dams Highways Pipelines Transmission lines Minor projects for city expansion Flyovers Buildings and many more

Wood as material:

Wood as material Timber used for construction For furniture Paper industry Stationery Packaging Purpose As fuel

World deforestation stats:

World deforestation stats 13 million hectares of the world's forests are still lost each year. Population GWT VS Deforestation as on 2009

Current statistics:

Current statistics Description No's Area Sqkm % National park 99 39049 1.09 Wild life sanctuaries 514 118202 3.60 Conservation reserve 43 1155 0.04 Community reserve 4 21 Nil Protected area 658 158427 4.83 Total geographical area = 32,87,263 Forest area = 6,67,088 Percentage forest area = 20.99 Forest depletion = 13,342 Measures taken to prevent deforestation

Forest Protection Act:

Forest Protection Act Forest protection act 1980 1988

Interference of Naxals:

Interference of Naxals Forest activities are suppressed in naxal dominated areas In Maharashtra : Chandrapur and G adchiroli dist. Co –operation between local people and naxals Weapons are not provided to FD by govt. , so cannot enter naxal areas.

The Dark Truth:

The Dark Truth Political interference in forest department. Encroachment by villagers. Insufficient staff in department, no new recruitments. Unloyalty of some forest officers.

Objectives of Forest Dept. :

Objectives of Forest Dept. Converting barren land into green zone forest. Converting in valuable forest into valuable forest. Conservation of forest wealth, ecology and wildlife. Protection and control on illicit felling of trees. Patrolling and vigilance. Legal actions taken by Forest dept.

EXTINCTION OF WILD ANIMALS:

EXTINCTION OF WILD ANIMALS Destruction of natural habitats Animals Birds Endangered species - Tiger ( Panthera tigris tigris ) - Lion ( Panthera leo persica ) - Rhino ( Rhinocerous unicornis ) Endangered birds - Great Indian bustard ( Maldhok ) - Lapwing ( Vanellus vanellus )

NATURE KNOWS HOW TO GET BACK AT US, AND WE CAN INEVITABLY WAIT FOR MORE DISASTROUS EFFECTS IF HUMANS DO NOT STOP DESTROYING IT……..:

NATURE KNOWS HOW TO GET BACK AT US, AND WE CAN INEVITABLY WAIT FOR MORE DISASTROUS EFFECTS IF HUMANS DO NOT STOP DESTROYING IT……..

Consequences of Deforestation:

Consequences of D eforestation Extinction of Thousands of Species … Greenhouse Effect … Tsunamis, hurricanes, typhoons… Landslides, Heating of earths crust… Volcanic Eruptions… Ozone Depletion

Consequences of Deforestation:

Soil erosion… Acid rain… Destruction of corals along the coast… Changing climate… Consequences of Deforestation

Questions:

Questions How green is my city, my country, my planet ? Will the next generation forgive us for what we are doing today? Do we ask our elected politicians about environment conservation? How long we will wait? How much time do we have?

Apocalypse:

Apocalypse PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING FOR PEOPLE, WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THOSE LIVING ORGANISMS WHO CAN’T SPEAK.

ASK YOURSELF WITHIN:

ASK YOURSELF WITHIN What have you done for the nature? How serious are you? What have you given back? Why you don’t feel guilty? Why are we so selfish, greedy, ignorant?

Slide 26:

There is only ONE Earth

Every individual can make a difference:

Every individual can make a difference Plant trees Population control Demand from politicians Maintain greenery Recycle materials (paper) Join an NGO Spread the word

Slide 28:

YOUR TIME STARTS NOW

World Forums:

World Forums www.RAN.org www.carbonfund.org www.worldwildlife.org www.sierraclub.org www.EDF.org

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