. List four measures that can be taken to conserve forests
Ans. Forests can be conserved in the following ways:
(z) By silviculture -It means reforesting those forest lands from where large number of trees have been cut in a planned way.
(ii) By taking the help of the local people in conserving the forests, e.g., Sal forests of Arabari forest range of West Bengal were conserved with the help of the local people by the Forest Department of that state.
(iii) Encouraging the people not to overuse the materials obtained from the forests, e.g., timber.
(iv) Indiscriminate felling of trees for commercial gains should be stopped.
(v) Overgrazing in forests should be discouraged and forest fires should be prevented.