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Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head of the Forest Force (PCCF-HoFF)

The majestic Asiatic lion and wild ass have their last resorts of the world in Gujarat. Forest and tree cover is in the extent of 11.74 % (7.48 % forest cover and 4.26% tree cover outside forest TOF) of its geographical area. The unique features of the state are the climatic and geomorphologic conditions viz the largest coastline in the country, the saline deserts of Rann , grasslands, wetlands. These factors have bestowed the state with the diversity of flora and fauna.

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Shri Kuldeep Goel, PCCF

Shri Kuldeep Goel, PCCF

Principal Chief Conservation of Forest &
Head of the Forest Force (PCCF & HoFF)

A/1, Aranya Bhavan, Opp. St. Xaviers School,
Near Ch-3 Circle, Sector -10,
Gandhinagar.

+91-79-232 54 123

pccf-forest@gujarat.gov.in

Shri Kuldeep Goel, PCCF
23.2133785
72.6536081
23.2169785
72.6536081
Principal Chief Conservation of Forest & Head of the Forest Force (HoFF)
Aranya Bhavan, Near CH-3 Circle,
Sector-10 A, Gandhinagar,
Gujarat 382010

Objectives

  • Protection, Conservation and development of forests and wild life, the adoption of measures of soil conservation, moisture conservation and increasing soil fertility.
  • The utilization of the forest so as to obtain the maximum yield consistent with their permanent maintenance and the supply of the needs of the people, agriculture, industry and defense.
  • To conduct research into silviculture, utilization and other problems affecting the regeneration and development of the forests.
  • To achieve the goals of National Forest policy 1988 and to cover the maximum area under forests.

Activities

  • To increase density of open and degraded forest to convert them as dense forests.
  • To improve grassland areas and maximise the grass production to satisfy peoples need.
  • Control and regulate the sustainable utilization of forest resources.
  • Provide livelihood opportunity to forest dependent communities and slowly make them independent of forests.
  • To practice socially-inclusive forestry and solicit co-operation and participation of the people and other stakeholders in greening the states.
  • To protect, conserve and enhance the wildlife and remnant biodiversity resources of the state by developing a suitable protected area network.
  • To promote non timber uses of forests such as Eco-tourism, Non-Timber Forest Produce, Medicinal Plants and Biodiversity.
  • To carry awareness on importance of forest and wildlife conservation for the purpose of creating a balanced and accountable population.
  • To ensure protection and expansion of Mangroves, sacred groves and other highly sensitive eco systems.
  • To dissolve the issues of man-animal conflict.
  • To use modern technologies and scientific knowledge for practicing sustainable forest management.
  • To effort in direction of mitigating the climate change.

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