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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

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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

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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

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दुनिया की 70 फीसदी वन भूमि के खराब होने का खतरा : यूएनसीसीडी

रिपोर्ट में 2030 तक वनों के गंभीर क्षति की आशंका जताई गई ह…

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Need to focus on stable forests for climate change mitigation: Study

The research reveals that saving stable forests is more important than just preventing deforestation

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Tribal affairs ministry’s report on FRA riddled with discrepancies

Area of forest land recognised reduced, more titles distributed than approved

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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (April 30, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

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'Village forests have been pitted against community rights'

The proposed amendment of IFA is an attempt to keep power in the hands of the forest bureaucracy by playing up village forests against …

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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

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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

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Indian Forest Act amendment: Govt ready with first draft

The draft, which has been prepared with focus on conservation and climate change, has been sent to states seeking comments

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Forest dwellers’ rights: Conservationists started it, SC stayed it

Read this to abreast yourself with the whole issue of Forest Rights Act and tribals’ rights that has made its way to the Supreme Court

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