The preventative measures of overexploitation of forest are as follows:
- A forest conservation program should be launched.
- Deforestation should be controlled.
- Alternative sources of energy like hydroelectricity, solar energy, and biogas energy should be given emphasis. Such measures reduce the dependency of people on forest-based products for fuels.
- An awareness program should be implemented to protect the overexploitation of forests.
- Afforestation should be launched.