About Ministry of Environment and Forests Welcome to Ministry of Environment and Forests, Northern Regional Website. The Ministry of Environment and Forests is responsible for the management of Environment, Forests and wildlife in the North Region. It implements three major acts- Forest (Conservation) Act 1980 and Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 and Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The various activities undertaken by the Ministry of Environment and Forests Office include Forest Protection, Forest Development Works, Wildlife Management, Soil and Moisture Conservation Works, Forest Planning, Harvesting, Ecotourism activities, Research, Extension and Training .