Farmers, poachers playing with fire

Forest fires are transforming a large swathes of forests into degraded and barren land in the country every year, with the incidences found increasing in the recent years due to climate change phenomenon to some extent. Limited studies conducted on bush fires have stated that more than 95 percent of cases are due to human activities, either due to ignorance or negligence. In the recent years, the clearance of forest due to forest fires and release of harmful pollutants is observed at an increasing rate than due to deforestation in the country.

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