More forests to be declared “forest reserves”

More forests to be declared “forest reserves”

By Keshala Dias

27 Dec, 2017 | 12:02 pm

The Forest Conservation Department says that more forests will be declared “forest reserves” next year.

The Conservator General of Forests Anura Sathurusinghe said that surveying of forest lands has begun.

He also said that this measure was taken to increase the area forest lands in the country by 32 percent.