The Forest Department endeavors to serve the people of Goa in many fields. The main objective of the Forest Department is the conservation of the forests in Goa. Large stocks of seedlings are provided every year by the Department to individuals, Companies, Schools, Panchayats, etc. to plant in areas available with them.
Protection of wildlife is another important area in which the Department plays a vital role. As a result the Western Ghats which are abundantly rich in flora and fauna get maximum protection. The Forest Department has taken initiative to promote wildlife/eco tourism to enable people to see and appreciate the rich biodiversity and scenic beauty of the forests in the State.