This report is the seventh assessment of the forest cover of the country. It provides analytical information on forest plantations, protected area, joint forest management, forest cover in mining areas of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, shifting cultivation in the North Eastern region. It also provides an overview of the forest resources in India, with special emphasis on forest cover.

This booklet is about a collaborative system of protecting natural environments, known as joint protected area management (JPAM). JPAM attempts to conserve protected areas in a way whereby local communities, wildlife and wildlife habitats can co-exist by mutually benefitting each other, and in which government officials, local people and others work together.

Our Ecological Footprint: think of your city as an ecosystem - a book that aims to bring an environmental focus to mainstream education to make it more relevant. It helps teachers to: relook at the relationship between subjects in the curriculum and environment education; adopt methods of knitting its concepts into the regular curriculum; and equip them to conduct their own Ecological Footprint Project.

This paper presents the potential of rainwater harvesting for drought-proofing India's villages. It urges members of parliament and state legislative assemblies to ensure that the governments take up rainwater harvesting on a large scale to improve local food security. There is enough rainwater in every village of India to meet drinking water needs and critical needs of agriculture. This strategy would complement India's current water management and agricultural strategy which aims at ensuring national food security rather than local food security.

This is a directory which presents information about water harvesters and the work they are doing in different parts of India and abroad. It keeps people informed about water harvesting activities and experiences in different regions. It is a platform in print that helps experts and activists to get in touch with each other.

Forest issues often concern large amounts of money, long time frames, huge areas of land and diverse livelihoods. This report draws the main findings from a series of six country studies from Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe and from a review of international policy initiatives.

This book contains the proceedings of the workshop on collaborative management of protected rreas in the Asian region, held at Royal Chitwan National Park, Sauraha, Nepal, May 25-28, 1998.

The jungles of the Indian subcontinent, home to an amazing array of wildlife, attracted many hunters and naturalists, several of whom have recounted their encounters with animals in the wild. This anthology brings together a wide-ranging selection of writings, covering mainly the period of the British Raj, about the hunt in its myriad forms.

The last century has witnessed a remarkable change in attitudes to wildlife, with the focus shifting from conquest for slaughter towards conservation. The new class of naturalists gives equal attention to smaller animals and trees, as evident in the pieces on the blackbuck, the wild dog, the turtle, the cobra, and the comings and goings at a waterhole in summer.

Green Politics , the first in a series of publications on global environmental negotiations (GEN) provides a close analysis of important environment-related conventions and institutions from their origins, and demystifies the global politics behind 'saving the environment'. The book presents a first-ever comprehensive Southern perspective of the impact of global environmental governance on the real lives of real people.

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