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PTI: Forest area in Uttaranchal shrinking: report

[India News]: Dehra Dun, Jan 4 : Uttaranchal’s protected forest cover, which accounts for 23 per cent of its geographical area, is fast shrinking with several species of flora and fauna on the verge of extinction, according to a report by the state Pollution Control Board.

The report on the condition of the environment in Uttaranchal highlighted its shrinking biodiversity and expressed concern over several species of flora and fauna facing extinction. [more]