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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | None
IDENTIFYING THE CHANGE IN FOREST COMMUNITY STRUCTURE DUE TO ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES
Anurag Chauhan
Pages: 2834-2842
Abstract
The Rungwe Forest Reserve is a degraded tropical montane forest. On the western side of the Rungwe mountain forest reserve, the impacts of unlawful human intervention on the structure of the plant community were studied. Several people with DBHs between 19 and 57 cm, 10 and 47 cm, and 11 and 14 cm were located in the smallest, moderately, and severely disturbed areas, respectively. It was determined that human activities have had a significant effect on shaping the current composition of plant communities. Hence, forest preservation efforts must include conservation management actions. Extensive surveys were conducted in all three habitats during the course of the investigation's three main seasons. Throughout the course of the research, scientists documented 4,268 individuals, distributed among 68 species, 39 genera, and 9 families. Fifty-two species were recorded from Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) during the current study, and forty of them were first-ever sightings in the region.
Keywords
Forest, Conservation, Community, extensive, Preservation
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