A.P. Forest Development Corporation Ltd

Eco - Tourism.

The Nature Conservancy adopts the definition articulated by the World Conservation Union (IUCN):

"Environmentally responsible travel to natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature (and accompanying cultural features, both past and present) that promote conservation, have a low visitor impact and provide for beneficially active socio-economic involvement of local peoples."

Most tourism in natural areas today is not ecotourism and is not, therefore, sustainable. Ecotourism is distinguished by its emphasis on conservation, education, traveler responsibility and active community participation. 

 

 

Visit Our APFDC Ecotourism page here!

Sri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Hon'ble Chief Minister

Government Of Andhra Pradesh

Sri Balineni Srinivas Reddy

Hon'ble Minister for Environment, Forest, Science & Technology

Dr. Aruna Kumar Monditoka

Chairman - Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation Ltd.

Global Tender cum eAuction of Red Sander Wood New

Coffee plantations: A boon to tribal people
Coffee plantations raised in 4,000-odd hectares by the Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation (APFDC) in seven mandals in the Agency area is a great boon to tribal women and men.

High Level Eucalyptus Clonal Plantation
APFDC had been raising Industrial Plantations of Eucalyptus and Bamboo so far covering an area of 48,000 ha and 10,000 ha respectively. The plantations raised through seed in the past have given an average yield of only 10 MT/ha at the rotation age of 8/9 years as against projected yields of 40 MT/ha. The yield from subsequent rotations is only ⅓ rd to ¼th of first rotation.