A Geneva-based non-profit recently decided to endorse the Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management designed for Indian forests
Premise of SC ruling on forest dwellers wrong: UN Special Rapporteur
Duty on minor produce will violate forest rights: Experts
Forest Rights Act: Are state govts the real land mafias?
Haryana police encroaches upon forest land to build training centre, residential complex: RTI
At both the sites, the cops have not procured any permissions and cut thousands of fully grown trees
2 killed, 50 injured in clash at Vedanta’s refinery in Lanjigarh
The deaths occurred after security men severely beat displaced tribals demanding jobs and education from Vedanta
'Draft National Forest Policy 2018 violates indigenous rights'
Human Rights group writes to UN to urge the Indian government to abandon the Draft and to involve indigenous peoples in the compensatory afforestation programme
Compensatory afforestation: FAC considers forest with tree cover up to 40% degraded
All mining areas to be inspected by green ministry, irrespective of size
Odisha seeks panel nod for forest clearance transfer from POSCO ltd to Jindal Steel
Forest Advisory Committee says Union Environment Ministry will seek legal opinion on the issue
Niyamgiri: CRPF sets up camp in gram panchayat office
Prominent tribal rights leader held for protesting against the move
'Sir… if we define forests, it could create many loopholes'
Union forest ministry’s reply to parliamentary committee’s query on absence of a clear definition of forests
Environment ministry reiterates its stance on FRA compliance in forest land diversion
MoEFCC letter sent two days before SC stayed its order on rejected FRA claims
Why Mount Kenya is burning and what can be done to stop the fires
The Kenyan biosphere reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
UNESCO Director-General deplores fires in Mount Kenya National Park
Offers full help and assistance to Nairobi so that such an incident does not recur
When forest officials help poachers hunt down protected animals
A government report has exposed Rajaji Tiger Reserve's most gory secret
SC on FRA: 11.8 lakh forest dwellers can 'stay' put
The apex court has asked states to file affidavits describing process followed to reject tribals’ claims to traditional forestlands
Red sanders is now free of export restrictions
Earlier 3,000 Indian farmers involved in cultivating the red-coloured wood couldn’t find any takers in domestic market
Government files petition seeking stay of SC order on FRA; hearing tomorrow
On February 13, SC had asked state authorities to submit affidavits explaining why evictions, wherever ordered, have not taken place
Nine new items added to MSP for minor forest produce scheme
Despite additions, quality parameters unavailable to state agencies
What’s worrying about the SC order on FRA?
The Supreme Court’s summary directions in the ongoing writ petition may have been issued without appropriate guidance from govt counsel
Now tribal affairs ministry FRA claim settlement number under cloud
Is there something fishy behind giving wrong data for over a decade and then disowning it?
Does the Supreme Court order mean eviction of forest dwellers right away?
Some reasons why the rejection of FRA does not amount to a claimant being an encroacher
Green India Mission grossly underfunded: Parliament panel
The panel also points out that green cover is being increased just to meet targets and without considering soil, weather conditions
India Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (Feb 10-17)
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Of 630 wildlife offences, 20 saw convictions in Kerala since 2000: CAG
The auditors say insufficient evidences and procedural lapses were the major reasons behind the 22 per cent conviction rate