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New developments have occurred in forestry In Asia and Africa in recent times are as follows:

A. Social forestry has been introduced as they have realised that the policy of keeping forest communities away
from forests have only resulted in conflicts.

B. The primary aim has shifted from collection of timber to conservation of forests. In order to meet this goal, the government realised that the involvement of people living near the forests is a must.

C. In fact, across India from Mizoram to Kerala dense forests have survived only because villagers protected them in sacred groves known as kan, rai and samas.

D. Some villages patrolled their own forests with each household taking turns instead of leaving it to forest guards.

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