The step is a reflection of how issues related to FRA have become politically relevant, say activists
Ahead of elections, Odisha waives off sal leaf royalty
India to get real time forest fire alert system
Palamu Tiger Reserve land diverted without ministry permission
Jharkhand govt doesn’t have legal rights over 38% of its forest
The state forest department has not issued final notifications to convert 7.33 lakh hectares of forest land, rendering this land ...
Turn the clock back on the year gone past
Want to know what all happened in the world of environment, health, agriculture and forests in 2018? Here is ...
Come together, non-profit tells international community, as Bolsonaro takes charge
Amazon Watch adds voice to Brazil’s national indigenous movement that is mounting resistance to the far-right politician
Rewind 2018: Development and fire eat up India’s forest cover
The country’s greenery suffered several blows in the past year as it was compromised for vertical growth and authorities ...
REDD+ has failed to achieve its objectives: CSE report
Not only does large-scale financing remains a major issue, REDD+’s performance in halting or reversing deforestation also remains questionable
Centre to give Indian Forest Act a facelift
The environment ministry has started comprehensively amending the Act by “weeding out” and updating obsolete provisions
Rightful or rightless: Forest villagers in Saranda struggle to shed ‘illegal’ tag
Jharkhand forest department refuses to recognise rights of occupants of forest villages like Marchi gada in West Singhbhum
Banni Maldharis approach NGT with reneged community forest rights claims
Banni Breeder Association, an organisation of pastoralists, want the titles recognising the community's claimed rights
Environment ministry makes forest rights Act irrelevant in initial stage of forest clearance
Letter from MOEFCC regarding Western Coalfields projects in Maharashtra also shun tribal ministry’s concerns
Fire in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony a conspiracy, say activists
Environmentalists claim that the fire was used as a swift fix to the issue of cutting 2,702 trees for ...
Targeting of indigenous people fighting for forest rights in India is a fact, say experts
As a new report reveals a rise in the number of indigenous activists being killed for defending forest and ...
Himachal Pradesh’s decision to put wasteland in land bank undermines FRA
The state’s request to put degraded forest land in a land bank comes at a time when the government ...
Gujarat's Narmada district takes a step forward in forest governance
Five years after 20 villages in the district got their Community Forest Rights titles, their Gram Sabhas have developed ...
Villagers win brewing forest rights fight in Odisha
The Odisha government had to scrap a Rs 102 crore brewing project when resolute villagers braved the government and ...
Gadchiroli villages to move SC against Maharashtra forest body
Villagers are challenging the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd’s 2016 decision under which, it felled 385 hectares of ...
A decade on, only 40% of FRA claims approved
The latest status report of the FRA says most claims were rejected by either gram sabhas or district committees
After Jairam Ramesh, now activists criticise green fund rules
They raise questions on the implementation of the rules and demand their withdrawal
Gujarat government backtracks on granting CFR rights to Maldharis
Despite granting 47 Community Forest Rights in 2015, the government, through a notification dated September 27, has asked for ...
Is PM Modi really a ‘Champion of the Earth’?
Even as the United Nations has selected India's PM for this year's award to honour his role in protecting ...
Indigenous peoples globally being ‘criminalised’ for defending their rights
Physical violence as well as legal prosecution is used to label defenders as ‘criminals’ and the process is becoming ...
Why increase in global tree cover does not call for celebration
Much of it could be due to the increase in planted forests, which are more vulnerable to extreme climatic events