Forest graduates are being sidelined in favour of science graduates in the State Forest Service
NGT’s power at risk in the Environment Law Amendment Bill
Fire in the mountains
Does the monsoon this year means forests for India?
Chhattisgarh communities assert forest rights
The Chhattisgarh Rajya Van Vikas Nigam was carrying out “thinning” inside the forests adjacent to the village, Sanauli, when ...
A village in Maharashtra stands up for its rights
Residents of Lavari have blocked the construction of a transmission line to demand compensation for livelihood loss
Plantations, CAMPA loom large over community rights
Sal trees, which form an important source of livelihood for the tribal community, have been replaced with teak plantations ...
Integrating trees in African agricultural landscapes
The challenge for policy makers is how to increase agricultural productivity without expanding into forestlands and with minimal use ...
Balancing rights and responsibilities: community-based forest governance in Maharashtra
A small village in eastern Maharashtra sets an example of managing community forest resource in a sustainable way
Flawed forestry clearance mechanism needs an urgent fix
The MoEFCC must recognise that ill-planned intrusion of developmental projects into natural habitats is one of the most serious ...
How not to grow trees
Planting a tree is now bound up in so much restriction and red tape that it is not worth ...
Pine forests are depleting natural water resources in the Himalayas
Recent studies in Almora show that the groundwater recharge rate in oak forests is 23 per cent, compared to ...
Of inclusive conservation and exclusionary orders
Forest-dwelling communities have the capabilities and desire to contribute to wildlife conservation, so why are we dismissing them?
A tree grown outside forest is a tree protected inside forest
Can we do away with permits, allow forestry-based economy to grow and still increase forest cover, protect wildlife and ...
Some forest questions
The State of Forest Report 2017 does provide important nuggets of insights into what is happening today
Letting go of the colonial hangover should be the goal of the new forest policy
Forest department in India needs to reverse its role from being the owner and regulator of forests to becoming ...
A weed and a tale
In the forests of Kanyakumari, an invasive species has been proliferating since the 1960s. It is time to remove ...
What does Sustainable Development mean in an unequal world?
Reflections from the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development
‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ a welcome move, but will it work?
Given the state government’s past record, one can’t but help feel skeptical
The Island of Turtles
BJP leader Tarun Vijay recently tweeted that Havelock Island in the Andaman Archipelago should be renamed as “Rani Lakshmibai ...
Gujarat is misusing forest laws under garb of ‘sustainable’ development
Forest lands, over which rights of adivasis have been recognised or are pending recognition, have been usurped for carrying ...
Tumakuru sets a green example
The hilly and forested district in southeast Karnataka is giving new lessons to the rest of India on responsible ...
This town in Karnataka has its very own Central Park
The Gubbi Tree Park, inaugurated recently by the Tumakuru Forest Division in Karnataka, has shone a light on creating ...
How alien invasive plant species threaten Western Ghats
Forest fires and man-eating tigers make for easy headlines but what about invading flora in a forest?
Why India’s celebrating World Water Day and Forest Day is a farce
Instead of salvaging these highly essential resources, our country is busy butchering them