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
Why Mount Kenya is burning and what can be done to stop the fires
UNESCO Director-General deplores fires in Mount Kenya National Park
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
India Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (Feb 10-17)
Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of ecology, botany and zoology
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
SC seeks reports on rejected forest rights claims from states
The apex court has been hearing a petition filed by retired forest officials and some conservation-related non-profits, who want ...
Surprise! India and China are greening faster than rest of the world
China and India — the two economic powerhouses of Asia — are contributing significantly to the greening of the planet, accordin to a ...
Centre to rejig minimum support for minor forest produce
But it would be better if instead of making changes on paper, the government implements the scheme well, say ...
‘Give us our forest back’
An unprecedented people’s movement might have forced the Odisha government to cancel a beer factory project, but there are ...
The Simlipal quandary: Tribals or tigers, who should take precedence?
After fire sweeps through village of tribespeople relocated for wildlife’s sake, questions are being asked
CAG slams 2 Chhattisgarh DFOs for spending without permission
Report says forest department violated Forest Conservation Act norms
Chhattisgarh forest department expense avoidable: CAG
The department’s actions caused an excess expenditure of Rs 2.03 crore in the year 2014-15, says auditor
European colonisation of the Americas killed 10% of world population and caused global cooling
The unprecedented reforestation event in the Americas led to a reduction of 5 parts per million CO₂ from the ...
How a conversion ‘mistake’ made Maharashtra top forest rights performer for a decade
State’s ‘stellar achievement’ turns out to be a simple mathematical mistake raises doubt over government data
Bamboo cultivation on India’s private lands can supply the incense stick industry
The incense stick industry can cut down on imports from East Asia if farmers grow bamboo locally
Desertification: Planet’s tree-covered areas fell by 35,204 sq km in 15 years
Countries party to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification meet to review the first global land degradation assessment