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Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Head of Forest Force (HoFF) West Bengal is the administrative head of the Forest Directorate. He is assisted by three Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.

In 1974, West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Ltd. came into being for large scale harvesting of forest produces, creation of new eco-tourism centres, production and marketing of forest products and such allied activities. The administrative set up of West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited is headed by the officers of the Forest Directorate on deputation.

For intensive management of Wildlife of the State, a new post of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife and Biodiversity has been created alongwith a separate Wildlife Wing. He is assisted by one Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. Almost 34% of the total forest area, consisting of a number of Wildlife Sanctuaries, National Parks, Biosphere Reserves and Tiger Reserves, is under the Protected Area Network. Read More

We are committed to conserve our rich biodiversity and ecology for the generations to come. This is only possible with your active support, help and cooperation. India and the State is proud of the rich biodiversity which can be conserved with the motto of "live and let live" in complete harmony with nature. If you come across any information on timber and animal poaching creating disharmony and imbalance in nature, in the state of West Bengal, please mail us in confidence and we will try our best to prevent such activities and bring the culprits to book. We assure you complete confidentiality. Read More
RTI Acts

Right to Information Acts of West Bengal Forest Department. Read More

  District Maps

Here you find the separated districts map along with the pointing of Beat Office, Rest House and Forest Description. Read More

Download our Forest as Wallpaper. Read More

The natural beauty of the State, its snow-clad mountains, lush green forest, the rolling Tea gardens, ripe agricultural fields in North Bengal , the red lateritic tracts and the pure sal forests in the South West Bengal, and the world's largest mangrove delta in the Sundarbans make the State potential paradise for Eco-tourism. 
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