The department has framed its functions as follows:


  • Preparation and implementation of policies and programmes in forestry sector. Implementation of Forestry Laws and rules
  • Protection, conservation, development and management of renewable natural resources, particularly forests and range lands in the province
  • Sustainable management of forest for production of timber, firewood and other non-timber produce and services
  • Demarcation and protection of Forest lands against encroachment
  • Raising of nurseries and plantations
  • Provide extension services for mass awareness and conduct research and training for capacity building


  • Protection, conservation, preservation and management of wildlife
  • Management of protected areas, wildlife parks, safaris & zoos
  • Public and private participation through trophy hunting, private breeding farms & hunting associations


  • Extension services/fish farming/aquaculture development
  • Conservation, management and development of natural resources
  • Production of fish seed in hatchery & nurseries
  • Research &Training activities
  • Introduction of new technologies for enhancing fish production