Monday, 8 October 2012

Importance Of Forests

Forests are important in many different ways .From an ecological point of view,they help to maintain a balance in the environment by checking pollution and protecting the soil from erosion by wind or water and interception rain fall ,particularly on sloping ground .By preventing soil erosion ,the trees on the slopes of hills also regulate the supply of water to the reservoirs thereby reducing floods.

Decomposition of leaves helps in humus formation,which maintains the fertility of the soil. The ensures food supply to millions of people .

From a commercial and industrial point of view, forests provide raw materials to various industries e.g .timber , pharmaceutical ,paper ,They also have recreational value, promote tourism ,and provide employment in the forest department. There are many employment opportunities that depend on the forests.

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