Several tribal people, mainly seed collectors, will be deprived of the procurement scheme, as the corporation will not collect from other districts
Tiger reserved: Fiftieth anniversary of Project Tiger means little to forest-dwelling communities
UNFF18: Sustainable forest management takes centre stage
38 forest and unsurveyed villages in Odisha’s Ganjam granted revenue status
Here is why forest fires now pose a threat to the very survival of Uttarakhand’s unique biodiversity
Forest fire season in Uttarakhand coincides with flowering & breeding months of several vulnerable species, many of them native ...
Supreme Court modifies order on construction ban within one kilometre of protected areas
Lifting the ban may disturb and prove detrimental for wildlife, says lawyer
SC slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on Mumbai metro, but permits felling of 177 trees in Aarey forest
Controversy over constructing a metro car shed inside Aarey has been brewing since 2014
Estimating the potential of community forest rights: What makes implementation challenging
Given the complexity of land and forest settlement in India and the poor quality of land records and maps ...
Orissa High Court stays alienation of forest-categorised land for JSW steel project in Jagatsinghpur
The project site is in an area that is home to around 22,000 people with a significant number of ...
Restrictions can be relaxed within a kilometre of eco-sensitive zones, Supreme Court indicates
The court will give its verdict on this matter on March 24
Over a third of forest land in Burhanpur lost to encroachers: Officials
On March 11, about 250 forest officials were attacked by the encroachers while launching a drive to remove encroachments ...
IFR review: Here are some possible repercussions of rejecting reviewed forest right claims
Some 1.688 million people, whose claims have been re-rejected, face threat of eviction and food security
IFR review: States do dubious paperwork, cite baseless reasons for refusing forest rights to tribals, DTE finds
IFR claimants are being used as bait to prove that tribal communities clear forest land for cultivation, experts feel
Huts of knowledge: These tribal women in Odisha teach their next generation about forests through ‘kutir’ meetings
Apart from sharing traditional knowledge, the women at these meetings also spread awareness on ownership rights
IFR review: Lapse in procedure behind rejection of claims in Burhanpur
Claims filed in 2020 through the Van Mitra Portal were rejected without sharing the reason for the same with ...
IFR review: Madhya Pradesh’s Van Mitra portal a tool to re-reject forest right claims, RTI data shows
Official machinery rejects claims without the knowledge of the Gram Sabha or the Forest Rights Committee
Stop 10,000 acre Aravalli safari park to save fragile ecosystem: Activists to Haryana CM, MoEFCC
Apart from increasing human footfall, vehicular traffic and construction in the area, the proposed safari park will also disturb ...
Study offers clues on ecological gain of weeding out Lantana
Researchers look into effect of removing invasive bush in Madhya Pradesh’s critical tiger conservation site
Dedicated financial bonds can help capture economic value of cloud forests in 25 countries: Report
Finance should be mobilised for cloud forest protection through payments schemes targeting 25 developing countries, public finance institutions, private ...
75% of India’s land conflicts happen over community-owned spaces: Report
In 41% of the cases, communities allege that authorities or project proponents did not follow proper procedures for the ...
COP15 Montreal: Coalition calls for a moratorium on industrial activities in primary forests
Primary Forest Alliance calls for policy changes in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary near Mumbai exempted from ESZ mandate by SC
Practical difficulties and ground realities need to be taken in account for 1 km ESZ, says apex court
Himachal stops tree planting on pastures in Chamba to protect traditional pastoral routes
Globally, lands sustained by pastoralism form the largest carbon sink
SC lifts status quo on tree felling for Metro Car Shed in Aarey forest
This Court cannot be oblivious to the dislocation of public fund if a project like this is disregarded, the ...
Update land records to include FRA titles allotted, MoEF&CC directs states
Activists welcome ministry’s move citing conflict between tribals and officials when land records do not record FRA titles