Environment conservation has taken a backseat in the district, with the Kochi Corporation and municipalities not preparing People’s Biodiversity Registers (PBR) yet.

By suggesting that even coal extraction falls within provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and its specifi c provision of access and benefi t-sharing, the Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board has raised important questions relating to the interpretation of the law. While the principle of profit sharing from commercial use of biological sources is justifi able, the authors argue that the principle of the conservation ethic should not be lost.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday said that it has jurisdiction to hear the petition filed by NGOs Goa Foundation and Peaceful Society, on the implementation of the Gadgil panel report on

Coal India (CIL) is planning to move court against the Madhya Pradesh government decision defining coal as a biological resource and warning of imposing a benefit-sharing levy on state-run coal com

R-Power, Essar could be hit as state mulls benefit-sharing levy for ecology loss

In yet another case of a state government asserting its right on natural resources, Madhya Pradesh is set to issue notices imposing a new environmental benefit-sharing levy on mining companies operating in the state. This could spell more trouble for captive coal mine operators, already grappling with issues of green clearances.

Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board on Wednesday registered a compliant against Som Group of Companies, who are in liquor business for prosecution with chief judicial magistrate, Bhopal.

INDORE: Green Tribunal, Bhopal, has issued notices to Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), Coal India, National Biodiversity Committee, Union ministry of environment and forest and MP state biodiversi

The National Biodiversity Authority has come under attack for its failure to take a stand and determine the exact percentage of equitable benefit sharing with regard to coal producers and other com

A big debate has started over the definition of “biological resources” as Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) has responded to the notice by Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board that they were ext

A chargesheet has been filed against Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a subsidiary of Monsanto, the US agri business firm, for violating the bio-piracy laws in developing Bt Brinjal varie