Preserve forests, urges deputy conservator

Deputy Conservator of Forests S Shivashankar said it was the duty of everyone to prevent deforestation.

He was speaking after inaugurating a programme to observe World Forests Day, World Water Day and cleanliness drive, organised by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board regional unit,  Bharath Scouts and Guides and General Thimmaiah Public School at General K S Thimmaiah Public School in Madikeri on Thursday.

He felt for a need to create awareness on the prevention of deforestation and encouragement of afforestation among children.

In the wake of climate changes, the protection of forest is the first priority. The cooperation of public is the must in the conversation of the environment, he said.
Bharath Scouts and Guides President K T Baby Mathew said that the free saplings given by the department of forests, should reach all children. He said that there was a need to observe World forest day in every school.

Scouts and Guides district Commissioner Jimmi Sequiera said that a forests are being cleared in large numbers due to construction of houses, forest fire and natural calamities. Good living is possible only with good environment,

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