State government misused Article 371 (G) to revoke FRA in Mizoram, critics allege
India’s tribal village infrastructure in a shambles
Government withdraws proposed changes to Indian Forest Act
Major victory for indigenous groups in Ecuadorian Amazon
Tiger numbers fine but vegetation declining in tiger reserves, warns study
The findings could be considered as eye opening as they reveal a blind-spot in generic protected area management approach
October rainfall in Northeast ‘normal’ but not flash floods
According to environmentalists, the floods that crippled the region last month have been caused due to a number of ...
Potential of intact forests in mitigating climate risks undermined: Report
While deforestation alone accounted for 3.2% of gross carbon emissions, selective logging, edge effects, and wildlife loss spiked carbon ...
With state under lockdown, J&K FAC issues record forest clearances
Since August 5, the Forest Advisory Committee of the state has cleared 125 projects on forest land in just three meetings
'Amazon region under threat from oil drilling, mining'
Sacred Headwaters of the Amazon, considered to be the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem on Earth, is witnessing expansion of ...
More than two decades after SC order, deemed forests still undefined
The Forest Advisory Committee recently asked states to come up with a criterion and identify these forests
What Aarey case means for forest land classification
The question of classification of the land as forest or revenue isn’t relevant in the matter due to the ...
Bombay High Court dismisses Aarey petitions
The pleas filed by activists were dismissed on the principle of commonality, not on merits, the court ruled
Nasa satellite imagery finds tremendous changes in Amazon in last 40 years
The scale of losses in forests land, increase in pasture land, shift in land use policy driven by economic ...
‘Attacks against land rights activists rising in India, Asia’
Special legislation and quick response systems needed to provide protection and support to these defenders, experts said at a ...
What if not single-use plastics? Why not leaf cutlery?
Leaf plates and spoons could help in combating climate change and also bring adivasis out of poverty
Centre, US agency launch Forest-PLUS 2.0
Five-year programme to focus on improving status of forests in three terrains in Bihar, Kerala and Telangana
Gabon to get $150 million to preserve its forests
Norway signs a 10-year deal to help the African nation become the first in the continent to get paid ...
Apocalypse? Red skies over Indonesian province due to haze
Scientists have said that the colour is due to a scientific phenomenon known as Rayleigh scattering
New Delhi Declaration dilutes role of international funding bodies, tenurial issues
Overall the Declaration has downplayed the role of global financial institutions, tenurial rights of people, and delinks UNCCD from ...
Govt committed to giving land titles to eligible forest dwellers: Javadekar
He also defended the Centre’s role in the case questioning the FRA’s validity
Final arguments in FRA case to begin on November 26
The court admitted all Intervention Applications even as the Centre’s representative, the Solicitor General, remained absent
The Amazon’s tallest tree just got 50% taller – and scientists don’t know how
At 88m tall, it dwarfs the previous record holders by almost 30 m
In Brazil’s rainforests, the worst fires are likely still to come
Bolsonaro inherited weakened environment laws that he seems to be bent on weakening further
FRA: Deadline gone, states yet to submit data on rejected claims to FSI
The Supreme Court had ordered states that had not given requisite data to the FSI by August 31
Study highlights need to avoid landscape changes near forest areas
Presence of plantations and livestock significantly increased parasite diversity in wildlife owing to possible spillover, find researchers