For the following reasons, forests are very important to human beings and the environment around them
(i) Forests modify local climate, control soil erosion and regulate stream flow.
(ii) Forests support a variety of industries, provide livelihood for many communities and offer panoramic or scenic view for recreation.
(iii) Forests control wind force and temperature and cause rainfall.
(iv) Forests provide humus to the soil and shelter to the wildlife.
(v) Forests help us to keep our environment clean and pollution free by preventing dust from entering into the air, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing fresh oxygen.
(vi) Forests stop rainwater from flowing fast and hold it . so that it could percolate down to enrich the ground water level (water table).