Conservation Priority Hotspot for Forests of Nirmal District, Telangana using Geospatial Techniques: A Case Study

International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science
© 2018 by SSRG - IJGGS Journal
Volume 5 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Sapana B. Chavan, C.Sudhakar Reddy & K.Kameswara Rao
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Sapana B. Chavan, C.Sudhakar Reddy & K.Kameswara Rao, "Conservation Priority Hotspot for Forests of Nirmal District, Telangana using Geospatial Techniques: A Case Study," SSRG International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science, vol. 5,  no. 2, pp. 1-7, 2018. Crossref,


Increasing population and anthropogenic activities are ultimately leading to exploitation of the natural resources. It is of utmost importance to develop the forest conservation regulation and policies time to time to strengthen the forest resources. This paper in focused on study the assessment of the forest ecosystem and to generate the spatial information of various threat factors such as deforestation, fragmentation and forest fire in forests of Nirmal District, Telangana. This study has found the deforestation between 2005 and 2015 is reduced by 14.04% and the fragmentation study identifies approximately 32% reduction in large core areas over the 2005-2015. Study help to analyse the pattern of forest burnt areas across the past 11 years. Present study reveals the conservation priority hotspots involving the deforestation, forest fire & fragmentation threats which will be a significant contributor for the formulation of policies and plans to take conservation measures.


Remote sensing, Forest, Deforestation, Fragmentation, Forest Fire, Conservation Hotspot


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