This book seeks to capture the leasehold forestry experience, with a special focus on the Leasehold Forestry and Livestock Programme, which has been a critical part of the leasehold forestry experience in Nepal.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on community forest management, 28/07/2015. The local communities are involved in the forest management through the Joint Forest Management (JFM) wherein the State forest department and the local communities enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly manage the forest area. The Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change is implementing the National Afforestation Programme (NAP) Scheme for the eco-restoration of degraded forests and adjoining areas through people’s participation throughout the country.

The implementation of Community Forest (CF) rights and Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights under the Forest Rights Act 2006 (FRA) can transform forest governance and rural livelihoods in India.

For more than two decades, crafting global actions that all nations believe to be equitable has been a central challenge for international climate policy. A new approach is required to resolve this challenge.

The Andhra Pradesh State of Forest Report gives a detailed view of the health of notified forests in the State on annual basis. State Forest Report 2014 is the fifth report in the series. It gives precise locations of the forest cover changes, assessed using LISS III data of 2011 & 2012 seasons up to compartment level.

Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change analyzes the growing body of evidence linking community forest rights with healthier forests and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

The study entitled "Decentralised Forest Governance, Institutions and Livelihoods in Odisha: A Study of Evolution of Policy Process and Politics" aims to understand the dynamics of forest polices and politics of Odisha.

This report shows how a substantial number of developing countries, home to most of the world’s tropical forests, have reduced deforestation and thus their emissions of the global warming pollution that threatens the world with dangerous climate change.

In January of this year an application was filed in the Supreme Court in an ongoing case (Wildlife First and Ors. vs. Union of India and Ors.) that seeks to have the Forest Rights Act declared unconstitutional.

Nepal has achieved a new milestone in conservation by achieving ‘zero poaching’ of rhinos, tigers and elephants for the year period ending in February 2014, according to the World Wildlife Fund Nepal. Read more in this March 2014 edition of the Monthly Overview on State of Environment, Nepal.