Reflections on Supreme Court order to evict ‘illegitimate’ tribals from the forests
Why has no Indian political party come out with a road map on afforestation?
Tribal communities suffer when evicted in the name of conservation
The Indian Forest Act’s proposed amendment is dangerous and fanciful
'Progressive' Maharashtra governor must step in to save tribal land, rights
Communities expect Ch Vidyasagar Rao to stop massive diversion of their lands to sundry government projects
The rediscovery of wild food plants
While India is slowly rediscovering such plants, the forests must be co-managed by tribal communities in order to preserve ...
'Village forests have been pitted against community rights'
The proposed amendment of IFA is an attempt to keep power in the hands of the forest bureaucracy by ...
Reforms in India’s forest sector stuck in reverse gear
The proposed amendment to the IFA reveals the mindset of policymakers regarding the forest sector has not changed
The logic of mass tree plantations
Such plantations can succeed in India only if farmers are given proper incentive and protection to grow them
The new Forest Act debate is essential
Let both forests and communities win
Propagate and protect halophytes
It is high time that India’s governments make serious efforts to identify, propagate and protect these plants which establish ...
Building institutional foundations for community forest management
Forest commons can play a critical role in facilitating the resilience of India’s response to climate change
Vishweshwar D Saklani (1922-2019): The calm tree man of India
A freedom fighter, conservationist and a scientist who truly heard the voice of trees, Mr Saklani is a role model ...
America’s urban timber movement
Instead of turning trees in urban areas into mulch or sending them to the sawmill, US cities are harvesting ...
Achieving targeted sequestration from green cover seems impossible
India cannot achieve this Paris Agreement target without political commitment at both central and state government levels
Amended Tamil Nadu forest Act must be cautiously exercised
While forests under private ownership have already been destroyed with cash crops, if the provisions of the Act are ...
Water in forests: Finding the blue in the greens
It is time we rediscover forests as a ‘water commons’ to aid India’s fight against climate change
New awakenings in the trans-Himalaya
With threats to common properties multiplying and people’s traditional access to living systems being denied, the Forest Rights Act ...
Tamil Nadu’s innovative methods of seed plantation
The state has been trying out a number of novel and unique ways to plant seeds of various tree ...
Will Jair Bolsonaro destroy the Amazon and its Indians?
It remains to be seen whether Brazil’s President-Elect will act on his pre-poll statements vis-à-vis Amazonia and its natives. ...
Van Gujjars: A repeat of historical injustice
The Uttarakhand High Court’s August 16 order on the removal of Van Gujjar families from the Jim Corbett National ...
A unique tree park for Chennai
With 300 species of trees, the ‘Forest Genetic Resources Tree Park’ will serve as a unique gene pool for ...
Bullets are not the answer to development
2010: choose your future today
Don’t just count the trees
Quality of forests is as important as tree cover