Under the Sal Tree-theatre of nature

Forests are nature’s powerhouse. Apart from providing food and wood, they also energise us in various other ways. Forests sometimes provide a place for recreation. This is true of Assam’s Goalpara district which is famous for organising “Under the Sal Tree” theatre festival. It is a unique concept where plays are organised inside the Sal forest and artistes work in perfect harmony with nature

Afforestation: money on the trees

The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act could redefine forest governance. But will it protect the rights of forest dwellers?

Forest-risk goods

Export-oriented commercial agriculture is the single largest driver of tropical deforestation, argues a new book

Forest productivity - Lumber slumber

Forest Development Corporations are yet to keep pace with the rising demand for timber, though cultivable lands exist

Forests fire poets' imagination

Forests are vital not only for food and biodiversity, but our energy and creativity also find expression in them


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Forest Research

India’s total forest cover increases by 1%: State of Forest Report 2017

A biannual report by the Forest Survey of India shows a 0.94% increase in India’s total forest cover since its last assessment in 2015


Sounds of silence: a forest that resisted development

A trip to the Silent Valley National Park is a valuable lesson in the history of environmental movements and biodiversity conservation