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A protected forest is a forest with some amount of legal or constitutional protection, or where the habitat and resident species are legally accorded protection from further depletion.
Protected forests of India were introduced in the Indian Forest Act, 1927 in British India and were retained after Indian independence. The 17% if forests that are not included in the categories of reserved or protected forests, are called unclassified forests.
Cambodia also has protected forests.
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