Comparative Review Study on the Forest and Biodiversity Management practices between India and Germany
The review study aims to identify several chains of socio-political events in the forest and wildlife management sectors in India and Germany, which interfered and affected its natural biodiversity during the 19th century. It also deals with the understanding of formulation of laws as an effort to reduce the impact of exploitation of native forests and biodiversity in the respective countries.
The comparative study of forest management of India and Germany dates back to more than hundred years when Sir Dietrich Brandis, a German forester, who is now recognized as the Father of Tropical Forestry was appointed as the forest administrator of India by the British Government. The study explores the critical issues in the forest and biodiversity management sectors that were identified more than a century ago and are still prevalent in many parts of the countries which resulted in severe loss of natural biodiversity. The importance of conservation and restoration along with the formulation of forest and biodiversity laws under several circumstances are also highlighted in the study.