Devastating forest fire engulfed almost all the forest areas under Seijosa circle of East Kameng district creating havoc in lower belt of the circle since first week of this month.

The forest fire, which has already destroyed the forest areas in lower belt of Seijosa circle, engulfed new areas under Pakke Tiger Reserve Buffer Zone and Papum Reserve, said Ghora Aabhe Society.

NAGPUR: A year after Supreme Court ordered Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) to plough back money from timber felled in Mansinghdeo sanctuary towards conservation work, the corpo

Nearly 300 hectares destroyed in blaze

Additional Chief Conservator of Forests (Vigilance) C.S. Yalakki has said that the fire that destroyed nearly 300 hectares of forests in Wayanad district on Sunday was “man-made.”

Devouring flames : Fire continues to rage in the Mattigodu Forest, coming under Nagarahole wildlife division, near Gonikoppa on Thursday.

The -fire in the Anechowkur range of the Nagarahole national park has left a trail of destruction over an area of 400 square metres.
Bamboo and other plant species, from the Gonikoppa State Highway to the Mattigodu elephant camp, have perished in the blaze.

The Maharashtra government has given its approval for a first-of-its-kind bamboo processing unit to be set up in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district at an estimated cost of Rs 19.40 crore.

The state Cabinet last week gave two major approvals that could pave way for liberating bamboo from the strict control of forest department.

Increasing the forest and vegetation covers could mitigate the global warming and its allied problems. In this study, Bambusa vulgaris raised in 3/4 of an acre of a farm land in Aaarupatti village of Dharmangalam Taluk of Salem District in Tamil Nadu, India mustered profit for a farmer. The trained farmer planted 111 seedlings during 2004 and obtained 1050 culms with the net income of Rs. 52, 500 per annum. This was made possible as the Forestry Extension Centre, Salem District trained the farmer for bamboo cultivation and also educated about its utility value.

Ahmedabad: Bamboo farming has changed the landscape of a village situated on the banks of River Mahor in Kheda district.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that his government is committed to increase the State’s forest cover by another 90 per cent by controlling shifting cultivation, arresting forest f

Analysing the problem-ridden process of implementing the Forest Rights Act 2006 in Odisha, this paper points out that it has focused more on providing land rights to individual claimants, neglecting community forest rights, the rights in protected areas, and other such provisions. Even so, the number of titles granted to tribal households is small compared to their total number in the state. Effective and comprehensive implementation of the FRA will have a significant impact on the livelihood of forest dwellers and the conservation of forests.

Experts Find That Much Of It Has Degraded Into Scrubland

A study on the status and distribution of forests of a portion of the Western Ghats has revealed that more land is in private hands than the area under protected forests, but large tracts have degraded into scrub and wastelands.