People of Orissa have been involved in the protection of some unique and endangered wildlife for their own interest or for the environmental sustainability. Rugudipalli is one of the community based conserved areas of Orissa where the arrival of Asian Open Bill Storks is believed to coincide exactly with the advent of monsoon season in Orissa.

It is important to understand the strong linkage that exists between food security, forest and resource conservation. Studies conducted over a decade in India clearly point to the fact that a majority of people in this country survive within a biomass based subsistence economy.

This paper describes Bangladesh's contemporary forest management policies and programs aimed at biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Non timber forest products (NTFPs) play a vital role in sustaining rural communities, particularly those living adjacent to forest areas. In India, it is estimated that over 50 million people are dependent on NTFPs for their subsistence and derive their earnings from these products after consuming about 60% of NTFPs.

A study was conducted by Mayurbhanj Swechhasevi Samukhya (MASS) in Mayurbhanj district of Orissa with the objective to assess the contribution and role of NTFPs and the pattern of NTFP trade in tribal livelihoods.

Afforestation and regeneration of degraded forests have been the prime objectives of all forestry activities undertaken by the Forest Department since inception. Poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods are the two most important issues in JFM.

This paper attempts a comparative analysis of three carbon management studies (two project design documents and a feasibility study) which seek to benefit community level institutions for their forest management and conservation efforts.

The greater than before attention to forests in international climate change negotiations indicates that both international and national policy makers and think tanks have come to recognize the importance of natural forests as terrestrial carbon sinks.

Convergence between any two schemes is a mutually beneficial proposition. That is why joint guidelines were issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of Rural Development on January 9, 2009, to usher in convergence efficiently and effectively.