Sal (Shorea robusta Roth) is one of the most important timber-yielding plants in India, known for its heavy, hard and tough wood. Sal is an important source of hardwood timber in India, with hard, coarse-grained wood.

Sundarban is perhaps the only forest in India where no cattle or other easy prey is available for old and injured tigers, forcing them to swim across the water channels to hunt for easy prey i.e. the cattle in the villages.

The Scheduled Tribes & Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (Act 2 of 2007). Implications for the management of protected areas and wildlife in West Bengal.

The "tigers vs. tribals' debate is getting murkier. The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill 2006, passed by Parliament, does not do much to clear the air on whether the bill will aid or undermine conservation. This bill is very belated.

Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS) is implementing a project on 'Assessing the impacts of Climate Change in Sunderbans', funded by British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata.

The South West Bengal constitutes the districts of Purulia, Bankura, East and West Midnapur, Burdwan & Birbhum. From the District Gazettes and records of British period, it is known that large number of elephants used to move into the dense forest areas of Bankura, Burdwan, Midnappur and Purulia districts.

Sea levels on the Indian sub-continent are increasing at the rate of about 2.5 mm every year; the increase is greater in the eastern coast, with an estimated sea level rise of about 3.14 mm/year. This suggests that mean annual sea levels in the Indian sub continent will be some 3 cm higher in 2012 and 15 cm higher in 2060 than what it was in 2000.