President clears ordinance amending Forest Act

The Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 was promulgated on November 23, 2017. It amends the Indian Forest Act, 1927. Under the Act, the definition of tree includes palms, bamboos, stumps, brush-wood and canes. The Ordinance amends this definition to remove the word bamboos.

Climate changes may be forcing bamboo lemurs - one of the most endangered primate species on Earth - to change their dietary habits, causing them to slowly starve, an international study warns.

Wood is an important natural resource.

From new parsnips and herbs to begonias and roses, the world’s plant hunters discovered more than 1,700 new species last year, offering the prospect of better crops and new colours and scents in th

Nearly 31,500 seedlings being planted near Kazhakuttam

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Relaxation of regulatory regimes for bamboos, 27/03/2017. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had issued an Advisory dated 14.5.2013 regarding relaxation of regulatory regimes in respect of bamboo grown on private lands.

Indore: With the concern of common people to save forests and trees increasing day by day, the green cover in the forest area in Indore and nearby districts have gone up.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Although most commonly found in India, bamboo is put to very little use even though it is more durable than wood.

Afforestationwork has helped revive the forests at Punshilok, Manipur

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