Officials say the elephant likely strayed out of forest in Jharkhand in search of food
Villagers allege illegal tree felling in Melghat; forest dept denies claims
New NASA model to help assess change in carbon concentrations from forests
Inside ad hoc forests
Satellite data alerts help stop Africa forest cover loss: Study
Tree felling dropped by an average of 18 per cent in Africa relative to the average 2011–2016 levels
People’s rights and status of forest in limbo for 53 years in Andhra Pradesh
The rights of the people were supposed to be settled under Section 4 of the Indian Forest Act; but ...
Tribal ministry panels draft fresh guidelines for community forest, habitat rights
Gram Sabhas may get more power in managing community forest, habitat
Coal mining to be allowed in non-forest areas after Stage I of forest clearance: Government
Environment ministry takes decision after coal ministry complains of delay in projects due to mining ban in these areas
Disengaging with WII should be given rethink, MoEF&CC tells PMO: RTI
In a letter to the PMO, ministry agrees ‘in principle’ to disengage with IIFM
Brazil lost rainforest the size of Jamaica in 2019-2020: Institute
There was a 9.5 per cent jump in deforestation of the Brazillian Amazon since 2019, in line with President ...
Sustainable peatland management can prevent future pandemics: Study
Peatlands harbour a variety of disease-spreading hosts; flora and fauna in them are also being harvested, increasing contact with ...
Farms, cities eat up 148 million hectares of biodiversity hotspots in 24 years: Study
The largest losses, mostly in forests, occurred in the Sundaland, Indo-Burma and Mesoamerica hotspots, all in developing countries
Inter-ministerial panel for FRA: A giant step backwards, say experts
Forest experts raise concern over the Union environment ministry assuming central role in matters originally meant for the tribal ministry
Private funds for Madhya Pradesh forests: Beware of legal concerns, warn experts
MP government plans to hand over 37,420 sq km degraded forest to private companies for afforestation
Inter-ministerial committee formed in September to look into FRA implementation
The committee has to meet regularly to come up with suggestions on the way forward regarding the implementation problems ...
US govt halts funding for relocation projects in protected areas
The move comes in response to alleged human rights violations by WWF; likely to deal a blow to relocation ...
Rise in atrocities against forest-dwellers during COVID-19 crisis, flags report
Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs should create a COVID-19 response cell to monitor issues and provide support, it said
CAG flags community centre under FRA actually MP govt tourist lodge in Pench
CAG slams action as being tantamount to misuse of powers by forest department and against spirit of Forest (Conservation) Act
Leaked UN report on biodiversity calls for 8 changes to save planet
These include positive actions for forests, agriculture, food systems, climate, health, fisheries, oceans and cities
Nearly 213 ha in protected areas diverted between April and July
Standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife approved 21 projects for diversion, deferred 7 for later
EIA 2020 to give straight clearances for 239 dams
Some 900 hectares of forest will be submerged with the dams, claim experts
Empower communities to restore forests: Study
Crucial forest-restoration areas in low-income countries — home to 12 per cent of their total population — can have ...
Compensatory afforestation: 70% data with ministry incorrect, writes top forest officer
Inspector General of Forests AK Mohanty sent letter to all states, alleging discrepancies
Nearly 500 ha forest land in protected areas diverted in 2019
Standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife gave nod to carry out 68 projects in protected areas
India among top 10 countries gaining forest area in the world: FAO
Half of people employed in forestry in the world are in India