Loss recorded across four districts of Karnataka, according to data from Global Forest Watch
Community leadership reduces deforestation, poverty: Nepal study
Odisha tribal department writes to collectors on FRA rejected claim review
Uprooted for the sake of compensatory afforestation
Tribal families that fled Baster during Salwa Judum years return
24 families return to their roots after spending 13 years in Andhra as agricultural labourers
Spirit of forest law being quashed in Gujarat
Petitioners approach Gujarat High Court over rejection of 1,13,000 claims out of the 1,82,000 individual claims from across the ...
Global non-profits appeal to India to prevent forced evictions of forest dwellers
Such evictions would violate India's obligations on human rights and biodiversity, they said
FAC gives final clearance to North Koel dam project in Jharkhand
The project will impact 15 villages in the Palamau Tiger Reserve, and the people have been protesting against the ...
Extensive amendment to forest law will dehumanise forests
The proposed amendment comes at a time when forest dwellers’ rights are being threatened even when there is FRA
Ahead of SC hearing on FRA, MoEF asks states to share “encroachment” data
Forest Survey of India requests for geo-referenced locations of encroachments, but many states ill-equipped to do so
MoTA’s job is FRA, not land diversion: DG Forest
Director General of Forest and Special Secretary at environment ministry says will take up matter with MoTA
MoTA raises objections to environment ministry’s FRA compliance circular
In the circular, the ministry had clarified that FRA compliance certificates would not be required in Stage I of ...
MoEF opens up mining in Jharkhand's Saranda, dilutes sustainable mining plan
New modifications in the MoEF’s plan include merging mining areas and removal of the Impact Assessment clause as well ...
CJI Bench sends fresh petition on FRA to Arun Mishra Bench
Since a similar matter is before the Mishra Bench, the CJI Bench has sent the new petition to it
India’s first forest-certification scheme gets global recognition
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
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people, says tribals are treated like squatters all around the ...
Duty on minor produce will violate forest rights: Experts
The first draft to amend Indian Forest Act proposes to impose duty on minor produce that several tribals depend ...
Forest Rights Act: Are state govts the real land mafias?
State governments want to divert forest land for industrial expansion. That's why they reject claims of forest dwellers
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 ...
When forest officials help poachers hunt down protected animals
A government report has exposed Rajaji Tiger Reserve's most gory secret
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