NAGPUR: A hot debate is underway among wildlife conservationists, proponents of Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006 and the authorities over diverting sensitive and tiger-bearing reserve forest area to Fo

Draft guidelines for liberalizing felling and transit regime for tree species grown on non-forest private land.

The India State of Forest Report 2013 contains information on forest cover, tree cover mangroves cover and growing stock inside and outside the forest areas. Special thematic information on forest cover such as hill districts, tribal districts, and north eastern region had also been given separately in the report. The information of forest cover for all the States and districts for the current assessment and changes with respect to forest cover of previous assessment has been presented in the report.

The 2013 edition of the assessment report on India’s forest resources published by the Forest Survey of India and released by Shri Prakash Javadekar contains information on forest cover, tree cover mangroves cover & growing stock inside and outside the forest areas.Special thematic information on forest cover such as hill districts, tribal districts, and north eastern region is also given separately in the report. Click here for full text of this report.

The government resolution notifying the scheme was issued on May 20.

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.

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