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Only 30% of tropical timber products in EU market are sustainable

Sustainable timber sourcing can protect over 5 million hectares of tropical forest, says a new report on sustainability of Europe’s …

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Delhi tree felling: Absent forest policy, absentee Tree Authority

Between 2014 and 2017, the government planted 28,12,000 trees against the target of 36, 57,000, leaving a shortfall of 845,000 trees

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Dust storms to become more intense if degradation of Aravallis continues

Withering of Aravallis, mainly due to erosion of forests along the northern and central tracts, is making dust storms more intense

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A decade-old plan to curb carbon emissions through forest conservation in Africa is yet to pay off

A UN-backed mechanism to curb carbon sequestration and ensure biodiversity conservation, REDD+, is compromising community rights. Is there a …

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Why zoonotic diseases are fast spreading to humans

Infectious diseases that were once confined to animals in forests are now attacking human beings, at a faster pace

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'Three of us were killed last year, but we continue to protect our forests'

Guardians of the Amazon, a tribe in the forests sent this message to the Brazilian government to help them protect an uncontacted tribe and …

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Extreme weather, land-use change drive animal movement

A recent study says that land-use change interacts with climate to determine species redistribution

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National Forestry Research Plan to focus on climate change

A blueprint for scientific research in forestry, the plan is made every 20 years and was formulated last in 2000

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To save Tamil Nadu from water crisis, prevent deforestation in Western Ghats: study

The effect of deforestation is felt more during deficit years than monsoon surplus years

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One in eight bird species in the world faces extinction: study

A study on the state of birds globally says agricultural expansion and deforestation are one of the major reasons for this

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Sub-Saharan Africa lost 2.6bn tonnes of carbon stock due to climate change

A recent study says prolonged dry periods have reduced carbon stocks in dryland areas

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How monkey fever in Goa is linked to deforestation, climate change

From Karnataka’s Shimoga district, this virus-borne disease has spread to the entire Western Ghats

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