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Detrimental effects of deforestation of Kundian forest on environment and natural habitat in district Mianwali-Punjab Pakistan

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Allah Nawaz Khan, Naila Fida Hussain, Syeda Nusrat Manzoor, Muhammad Asif Akram, Muhammad Zahid Rasheed, Abdul Basit

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Int. J. Biosci.16( 3), 461-467, March 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/16.3.461-467


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Present study was conducted to investigate about very important issue of deforestation in Kundian forest due to which environmental conditions of the area were being changed and there is huge loss of very important plant and animal species due to degradation of natural habitats. Plants are pure sources of oxygen and they are also involved in protecting and maintaining the ecosystem. Deforestation is a serious factor to pollute the environment. Cutting of forest for fuel, furniture, medicine ,crop lands and for making colonies for human residence is common now a days. Extensive survey was conducted during March 2018 to July 2019 and 102 plant species that belong to 42 plant families were collected and specimens were mounted over herbarium sheet for record in university of agriculture Faisalabad. It was concluded that kundian forest were enriched with floral diversity but deforestation changed the vegetation pattern because there was a huge overexploitation pressure recorded. Environment was being polluted due to deforestation was creating serious problems for all life forms.


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