The collection and sale of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) forms a significant part of the livelihoods of forest fringe communities in India, with an estimated 10-27 crore people involved in it.

The Noyyal sub-basin, which is 3510 sq km in area, is part of the Cauvery basin that lies in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a rapidly urbanizing sub-basin that includes the Class I cities of Coimbatore and Tiruppur as well as 84 smaller urban settlements.

The Arkavathy sub-basin, which is part of the Cauvery basin, is a highly stressed, rapidly urbanising watershed on the outskirts of the city of Bengaluru. This situation analysis document summarises the current state of knowledge on water management in the Arkavathy sub-basin and identifies critical knowledge gaps.

This report by Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), is based on a survey of the lakes dating back to the 9th century AD in Mahadevpura constituency of Bengaluru.

The Government of India has received credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and a grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) towards the design and implementation of a new project titled the Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Livelihood Improvements Project (BCRLIP). The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), India, is implementing the BCRLIP.

Wetlands have for long remained undefined and there has not been any special enactments for their conservation although they are providing crucial ecosystem services and are sensitive ecosystems with high biodiversity values. In this background the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) effort in drafting the notification on Regulatory Framework for Wetland Conservation in

The objectives of the Coastal Management Zone Notification '08 are peppered with politically correct terms -