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Forests provide the basic life support system to all the living beings of mother earth including mankind. Forest ecosystems provide fresh air, water resources, fertile soil for sustenance of agriculture, bio-diversity, climate change mitigation and numerous other ecosystem services. Vast sections of rural society, including a majority of the tribals, are directly dependent on forests for their livelihood. The Karnataka Forest Department has the primary mandate of protecting the forests and wildlife, conserving the rich biodiversity of the state and ensuring that the ecological balance of the forest eco-systems is maintained. The Department is headed by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Head of Forest Force(HOFF). The Department presently has a total working strength of around 8000 executive personnel including Indian Forest Service Officers and officers/ field staff of various cadres. The total recorded forest area of the State is 43,382 sq. km. The State has a network of Protected Areas with 5 Tiger Reserves, 30 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 15 Conservation Reserves and 1 Community Reserve. The work carried out by the Department can be broadly classified into the following categories: regulatory, protection, conservation and sustainable management. As part of the regulatory functions, the department enforces provisions of various legislations such as Karnataka Forest Act 1963, Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Forest (Conservation) Act 1980, Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act 1976, etc. and corresponding rules. Protection functions include, boundary consolidation, protection of forest areas from encroachment, illicit-felling, mitigation of human-wildlife conflict, undertaking fire prevention and control measures etc. The conservation functions include taking up of plantation works, soil-moisture conservation and watershed development works for water security, conservation of rare, endangered and threatened (RET) species and conducting awareness activities to sensitize all sections of the society on the importance of forests, wildlife and biodiversity. In territorial areas, the department is also involved in sustainable extraction and marketing of timber and other forest produce as per the specifications of the Working Plans. The Department is also engaged on a large scale in promoting agro-forestry through incentivization to support farmer’s income.

  • Shri . Basavaraj Bommai
    Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • Shri . Umesh Vishwanath Katti
    Hon'ble Forest Minister of Karnataka
  • Shri. Jawaid Akhtar, IAS
    Additional Chief Secretary, FEE
  • Shri. Sanjai Mohan, IFS
    Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Head of Forest Force (HoFF)
  • Shri. Sanjay S Bijjur, IFS
    Principal Secretary (Forests)

News & Updates

Webinar series No.1 on Conservation of Fresh water fauna for pure water


Webinar series on Conservation of Fresh water fauna for pure water


Walkathon on account of 67th Wildlife Week 2021


67th Wildlife Week - 2021


National Forest Martyrs Day 2021


Regarding Karnataka State Legislative Monsoon Session 13-09-2021 to 24-09-2021. Dated : 03-09-2021


75th INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT ARANYA BHAVAN, BENGALURU


Final Seniority List of Stenographer Kalyana Karnataka Region from 27-04-1978 to 31-12-2019. Dated : 29-07-2021


Final Seniority List of RFOs from 27-04-1978 to 31-12-2019 (Kalyana Karnataka) Dated 23-07-2021


Superintendent to Manager Promotion Order. Dated : 20-07-2021


E-auction dates at various Govt. Timer Depots for 2021 Calendar year. Dated : 25-06-2021


Transfer Order of Forest Guards dated 08-07-2021


Consolidated List of DRFO cum Surveyor


Final Seniority List of Superintendent from 27-04-1978 to 31-12-2019. dated 28-06-2021


Final Seniority List of Superintendent Kalyana Karnataka Region from 27-04-1978 to 31-12-2019. dated 28-06-2021


Final Seniority List of First Division Assistant, from 27-04-1978 to 31-12-2019. Dated : 28-06-2021


Final Seniority List of First Division Assistant, Kalyana Karnataka Region from 27-04-1978 to 31-12-2019. Dated : 28-06-2021


State Level Final Seniority List of Managers from 27.04.1978 to 31.12.2019


State Level Final Seniority List of Administrative Assistants from 27.04.1978 to 31.12.2019


Local & State level Final Seniority List of Managers (Kalyana Karnataka) from 27.04.1978 to 31.12.2019


Local & State level Final Seniority List of Administrative Assistants (Kalyana Karnataka ) from 27.04.1978 to 31.12.2019


Common Sanctioned Scheduled Rates 2021-22


Final Seniority List of Assistant Conservator of Forests from 27.04.1978 to 31.12.2019 dated 22-04-2021


Regarding arranging of dates for e-auction of Timber & other forest products in various Govt timber Depots for the calendar year 2021 Dated: 25-02-21


CSSR 2020-21


Release of Tiger Census 2018 Report, New Delhi


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