In this study, sampled equal proportions of Revenue Forest and Reserve Forest, for assessment of the status of forest biodiversity and disturbance regimes.

Agartala: Tripura, one of the largest bamboo-growing states in the country with 16 varieties, has undertaken a project to package bamboo shoots for sale to star category hotels.

NAGPUR: Considering the role of bamboo in livelihood security and its ecological importance, the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has urged all states and union territories not to require

Preliminary study by varsity department points to dip in oxygen level in the Karamana

The mass mortality of fish reported from the stretch of the Karamana, near the Thiruvallam and Pallathukadavu ghats last week, could have been caused by the unusual rise in water temperature, reduction in flow and a surge in the concentration of sewage pollution.
A preliminary study conducted by the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, says the mass fish kill was due to an abrupt dip in the dissolved oxygen in water. Head of the Department A. Biju Kumar says the rise in temperature and reduction in water flow coincided with the summer.

’’Instead of taking action against the erring cement companies indicted by the JIT, the State Government came out with an amendment on definition of forest which was nothing but to shield the cement lobbies. If this (act on forest definition) is not stopped, more and more forest cover of the state will be depleted,’’

SHILLONG: The Maitshaphrang Movement (MSM) and the Jaintia Youth Fededration (JYF) has alleged that the Meghalaya Forest Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2012 which was tabled and passed in the Assembly was in favour of the cement companies even as they have decided to file a PIL in the High Court against the State Government.

ITANAGAR: Following the slogan ‘each one, plant one for a green earth,’ the Green Pioneers in collaboration with the State Forest Department organized a tree plantation drive during which hundreds of saplings were planted in and around Donyi–Polo Mission School for Hearing and Visually Impaired at Chimpu here.

The ‘green’ drive was initiated by the Green Pioneers via social networking sites to persuade the volunteers to take part in the noble deed.

Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) on Wednesday agreed to provide a loan assistance of Rs 655 crore for developing and enhancing non-timber forest products (NTFP) in Uttarakhand.

This was decided at a meeting at the secretariat here where a 5-member delegation from JICA met state chief secretary Alok Kumar Jain. "Jica has agreed to work on the non-timber forest products in the Himalayan region," said an official statement said.

Jamguda (Kalahandi): Transit permit to villagers to procure and sell forest resources will create a revolution in the country as it is an important tool to empower tribal communities, stressed Unio

In a major step to empower forest dwellers, Jamguda in the tribal dominated Kalahandi district on Sunday became the first village in Orissa and second in the country to exercise its community right

Two wildlife sanctuaries — Silent Valley National Park and Wayanad — have been closed to visitors since Friday following high fire risk.

Scanty summer showers and dried vegetation have heightened the fire risk in most of the protected areas of the State. The restriction on tourism activities and curbs on visitors were enforced at the sanctuaries to minimise risk of fire, said V. Gopinath, Chief Wildlife Warden, Kerala. Though sporadic incidents of fire were reported from some forest areas in the State, the situation was under control, Mr. Gopinath said.

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