Sayantan Bera captures the mood at Jagatsinghpur, Odisha (Photos from June 16 and 17)
POSCO: take land but give life
Spring of discontent
A tale of two interpretations
Among the non-believers
A forester’s perspective on green governance
The bogey of green clearances
The Forest is a village
Forests are complex ecosystems. But understanding them is not daunting
Permitting wildlife science
Forest permissions haunt wildlife research
Don’t say bamboo
Aparna Pallavi travels to Gadchiroli district to find out why villages relinquished forest rights
How India is getting gas and coal policy wrong
Colonial hangover persists
Forest Act Amendment Bill maintains the forest department as the supreme controlling agency
Fire in the mountain
Acute fodder crisis behind forest fires in Himachal Pradesh
Assessing poverty-deforestation links: evidence from Swat, Pakistan
This blog is based on a paper that contributed to the debate on the links between poverty and forestry ...
When planting trees is a curse
A window for forest people
NTFPS-EP is a network working with adivasis on ecosystem conservation, advocacy and livelihoods
How clean are our forests?
The inordinate focus on cities and towns seems to suggest that garbage doesn’t occur elsewhere. But that is hardly ...
Revitalising sacred groves
A festival recreates sacred groves from different parts of the country in Bhopal to spread awareness about their role ...
Odisha diaries: the struggle for community control over land, forests and natural resources
No matter how much compensation is promised, companies will need ‘a social licence’ to conduct business on the land ...
How to plant trees for development
There is no economic value seen in forests, but there is value seen in the development project for which ...
Forest conservation receives government recognition
The 14th Finance Commission of India has reinforced the idea of incentivising states for keeping areas under forests
Why cutting down Chirpine is not a solution to Uttarakhand forest fires
Resin ducts that make the tree prone to fire should rather be used as a resource
Indigenous tree species can meet growing demand for wood
The ever-expanding population requires an enormous amount of wood, which in turn, puts intense pressure on the existing forest ...
Wildlife conservation in India: are we really serious?
Fast-track forest clearances that are an indicator of India’s development also pose a question–what is the future of wildlife ...
Kashmir: a treasure of forest herbs
Many of these herbs have medicinal value and are used in the treatment of both common and serious ailments